Over the last year, I have explored these off-the-beaten-track areas. Some of my favorite areas to explore are around the centrally located Modiin. I have created an ever-growing video playlist on YouTube of these adventures so you can watch and plan your adventures in advance.
I took my 2 oldest to explore Ayalon Canada Park located in central Israel between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. We discovered the Tomb of Ibn Jabal, a cave, and PHD student, Tomer Urca, who is tracking giant beetles with mini trackers! Oh, and there are also some incredible drone shots of the park and its breathtaking views!