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Panama Rocks Scenic Park

11 Rock Hill Road, County Route 10, Panama, NY 14767
(716) 782-2845
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Panama
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails
Owner description: "The most enjoyable hike we found was Panama Rocks" - Buffalo News. "The fantastic 'Panama Rocks' is the most remarkable geological curiosity of the... more » Owner description: "The most enjoyable hike we found was Panama Rocks" - Buffalo News. "The fantastic 'Panama Rocks' is the most remarkable geological curiosity of the county." - Chautauqua Star. Panama Rocks extends about half a mile, with a one mile long hiking trail (self guided) amid an ancient forest. Visit us for great outdoor recreation that's fun for kids of all ages! In an enchanting world of towering rocks, explore hundreds of deep crevices and passageways, cool, cavernous dens and small caves. Grotesque roots snake down rocks and delicate ferns and mosses abound. Off-trail exploring is permitted. The forest at Panama Rocks is recognized and included in The Sierra Club's Guide to the Ancient Forests of the Northeast. There are 200 to 300 year old Hemlocks, and seven other species of venerable trees, including beech, black cherry, red maple, and sugar maple, some trees having diameters of over three feet. The way that tree roots grow down and around the rocks adds a special uniqueness and character to this forest. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a blast, so much to see and climb, set up very well, inexpensive and EST to get to from any direction

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Erie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful experience! Our entire family of six, ages 5 to 39, love coming here. The adults turn into kids as we follow each other into cave-like crevices, up the sides of giant rocks, and over well-kept trails. It is a brand new experience everytime we visit!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited Panama Rock early afternoon on a hot day. We loved that in many spots the temperatures drop more then 10 degrees and you get a nice cool breeze every now and then. But the best part is the awesome hike with crazy, many times daring, gaps, crevices, peaks, and narrow rock/cave passes. Wear good supportive shoes, bug spray,... More

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Maple Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went with my husband,daughter ,son and law,and my 3 year old granddaughter. We had the best time!!! My granddaughter was very interested at the different rocks and cave like spots.it was a fun experience !!

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I've always felt like I was young at heart but this place will definitely make you feel like a kid again! The size and number of the rocks, cliffs, caves, and crevasses along with the amazing beauty of this place will make you want to climb and explore each and every inch of it as it intrigues your imagination. I... More

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Silver Creek, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have been going to Panama Rocks almost yearly since I was a young teenager. The rocks may not change much, but every trip is a new experience full of fun and wonder. The hike is absolutely gorgeous, full of brightly hued foliage, birds, and the occasional squirrel..There are so many photo opportunities, make sure you bring a camera! I... More

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great place for everyone in the family! Spend hours on this 1 mile trail exploring the rocks and hidden passages! This trek is shaded by the trees and so it is the perfect temperature even on a hot summer day. Fun for both the adventure seeker and nature lover. Season passes just became available and it just two visits it... More

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Wesleyville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were there on Father's Day. Three generations, Grampa, Daddy, and granddaughter all experiencing the rocks together. My son would appear in random places and then show his three-year-old how he got there. My husband decided to get down to the ice cave. He succeeded and threw a snowball at us (in June). The whole area is shaded and cool,... More

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Spent the afternoon here today and enjoyed every minute. Lovely picnic area with tables and a few swings as well as a clean restroom. We arrived at noon, ate a picnic lunch then paid our entrance fees where one of the owners shared some history of the park and reminded the children with us (ages 10 and 12) to be... More

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Panama Rocks is the ultimate natural Rock Park. It is natural in every sense of the word. The rock formations in caves are 100 percent real and you need to watch where you place your feet or you could trip and fall. It takes about an hour or so to make your way around the entire course of rocks and... More

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