The Upper Carmel area was given the status of a national park, with recreation areas for travelers. Notable sites in it include:
Carmel Nature Reserve
Used to house wild sheep, wild goats and fallow deer in order to bring them back to nature (entrance fee required).
A reserve which demonstrates, using a light show in one of the caves, the lives of the caveman in the Carmel (entrance fee required).
Kelah Stream ("Little Switzerland")
This area brings together walking tracks and a picnic recreation area in one of the most beautiful sites of the Carmel Forests Ridge.
Daliyat al-Carmel and Isfiya
Two Druze towns at the heart of green forests that draw many visitors and offer popular dining spots and souvenirs.
Kdumim Strip Mines
Stone strip mines from the Byzantine period are at the side of the Atlit-Beit Oren road, about one kilometer from the Beit Oren Fork. The stone beds create a unique site, along with the burial caves at the eastern edge of the site.
Grove of the Forty
A small reserve about a kilometer south of the Haifa University. Within the reserve are large, impressive common oak trees.
"The Mandatory Trails"
KKL-JNF reopened a wide system of abandoned trails covered in grove and used during the British Mandate period. Most of the trails are located around the "Carmel Landscape Road". An exceptionally beautiful trail goes down to Kibbutz Yagur.
Within the city of Haifa are several streams, including the Cistus and Bush streams, with Mediterranean growth at their banks, archeological sites and springs. KKL-JNF maintains the areas near the streams, and created walking trails along them.
A picturesque artists' village with a museum presenting their works.