Galilee Guide: "There are varied rural settlements along the way which are all worth visiting, not only for the local restaurants and accommodation, but also for browsing amongst the local stores.
There is the Druse village of Ein El Assad, Kibbutz Farod, Moshav Shefer and the vegetarian village of Amirim, each with its own distinct character. Worth a visit is Hemdat Yamim, high in the hills above Shefer, with regular concerts of classical music and other performances. Just past the entrance to Farod which offers country lodging, there is a pleasant JNF picnic site with forest walks and a small stream in the springtime. This road leads on to Meron, a major focal point for lovers of nature and religious visitors alike."