Shoham forest is now green and wonderful.
One of the most beautiful places in the forest is the Tinshemet Church: an archeological site discovered in the 1980s. You will see there, among other things, the remains of a church from the Byzantine period, with an impressive mosaic floor. Next to the discoveries, there are audio explanations of the place.
Next to the remains, there are hiking trails, bike paths, lawns, the beginning of flowering of daffodils and cyclamen, and lots of places for picnics.
Bring breakfast, and you're set.