The beautiful Yammouneh Lake lies in the basin of Yammouneh village, 110km northeast of Beirut (27km northwest of Baalbeck). The lake is home to the only endemic fish in Lebanon, known as the Levantine minnow.
For a fantastic adventure, hike the six-hour trail to the lake from Akoura, where you will cross the peak of Mount Makmel and continue downhill towards the Yammouneh nature reserve. Once you reach the reserve, you will see juniper, wild apple and kermes oak trees.
The selection of Lebanese restaurants surrounding the lake is plentiful so just wander around to find your perfect spot.