Located on the north-eastern side of the Mount Lebanon range where Jebel al Makmel meets Jebel al Mnaitra, the Yammouneh Nature Reserve was established in 1999. It is distinguished by its variety of Juniper trees. The altitude of the reserve extends from 1,200m to 2,000m above sea level. Yammouneh translates as the "little sea," because of the Yammouné Lake. On the shore of the lake lie the remains of a Roman temple. Trekking and hiking, as well as cross-country skiing can be done here.