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Beirut/Baabda; a forest…

escalating tower


green and spring all over...

fancy bird watching?

mimosa season...

pink petals...

the colours of nature

i really liked this!

there is even a map!

Sunday was outing day, where we discovered the forest of Baabda, 15 minutes drive from Beirut.

The forest belongs to the Antonin Monastery in Baabda and is managed by T.E.R.R.E, an NGO promoting sustainable development, protection of nature and natural ressources among the Lebanese Youth.

Walking the 2.2 km trail was an ideal outing for our kids. A playgound, an escalading tower and bird watching cabins are placed in different spots, creating a nice path for all to enjoy. The walking path is lovely and definitely worthwhile returning to.

To ensure a well kept “forest”, there is a symbolic charge of 1.000 lbp per person. An option of making a yearly membership is also available.

Grab your car next time you have an urge to walk in a forest and drive to Baabda, the forest is 5 minutes away from Baabda roundabout…



2 thoughts on “Beirut/Baabda; a forest…

  1. Composting toilette? Is this what I think this is??

    This is why I love Lebanon..just 15 minutes drive and you are in a completely different part of this fascinating country! Beautiful photos! I love that you take your kids on these outings. 😀

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