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Watersports are offered on and around the lake, including water-skiing, water parachuting, sailboarding, giant waterslides, kayak trips, and more. Check at your hotel or at the Tiberias Tourist Information Office for information.

Beaches-The gardened Blue Beach, with a large swimming area, charges NIS 75 for the use of its lake facilities and a beach-chair rental. Open daily (in season) 9am to 5pm. We’d say it’s worth it. The Quiet Beach’s NIS 45 fee includes a noisy children’s pool (oddly), and is open daily (in season) from 9:30am to 5:30pm. The Gai Beach, 1km ( 2/3 mile) south of town, beyond the Galei Kinneret Hotel, has a water park with incredible slides and a fine beach with all the requisite facilities; it charges a NIS 70 to NIS 85 admission fee. Due to drought conditions, the water line is often far from the beach, and pollution has become a serious problem, from time to time, at all the area beaches.

Horseback Riding-In the countryside around the lake, you can join groups for trail riding; call Vered HaGalil Guest Farm (tel. 04/693-5785; www.veredhagalil.co.il). Vered HaGalil offers beautiful (and beautifully tended) horses for everything from well-planed range riding to 15-minute kiddie rides.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.