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Panama Rocks Scenic Park

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Address: 11 Rock Hill Road, County Route 10, Panama, NY 14767
Phone Number: +1 716-782-2845
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Explore a half-mile long ridge of 60-foot high rock forming crevices,...

Explore a half-mile long ridge of 60-foot high rock forming crevices, passageways, and caves hidden in an ancient forest! Located just 15 minutes from Chautauqua Lake, Panama Rocks is one of the top-rated attractions in Chautauqua County based on independent reviews on TripAdvisor.

The Panama Rocks formations are surrounded by a one mile long hiking trail, but most guests enjoy going off of the main trail to explore! Visitors spend anywhere from one hour to the entire day having fun and exploring the park. Picnic tables are available.

The trail is relatively easy to hike (Class 1) and guests of all ages enjoy it, but there are roots, rocks, and uneven ground; it is still a hiking trail!

Plan your trip to explore one of the most fun and popular "things to do" in Western New York today!

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Best spot for outdoor fun.

My two kids (8 and 5) and I got a seasons pass this year because of how much we love Panama Rocks. Every time we go, they discover something new. It is the best way to spend a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

My two kids (8 and 5) and I got a seasons pass this year because of how much we love Panama Rocks. Every time we go, they discover something new. It is the best way to spend a day, half day, or a few hours in our area. It's a "must visit".

Thank jkathman1
Niagara Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We had a wonderful time exploring all the formations. Don't forget to bring a camera and I would also suggest a flashlight too. I fell in love with this place right away and can't wait to go back. Very cool!

Thank JuanitaHurtya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The rocks were unbelievable! It was so cool to climb through the natural beauty of the park! Recommended especially for teens and adults who love to adventure!

Thank Frank I
Orchard Park, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Our family had a great time hiking at Panama Rocks on a beautiful fall day. We were given a short story to read along with a map and clues. We had a great time hiking around, through, and over many rocks. Some more difficult than others. We followed the clues, answered questions, and took our time enjoying nature. The kids... More 

Thank Mrsbucks429
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The walking paths through these lovely rock formations is not very long, but the descriptions are memorable (my favorite: Fat Man's Misery). The fact these have been looked at by people since the Victorian days makes me smile. Picnic area is nice and parking ample. Still a family-run business. For those who need to get away or for an inexpensive... More 

Thank Lisa W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

+ a decent place to take a hike + beautiful nature and rocks - might be so many kids around, choose your arrival time visely

Thank Oat R
Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

I ove this place. I take family & friends from out of state every time they are in the area!! If you live nature there is lots to see & lots of climbing if you want too. Or you can stay on the trail. I love the new information on the trees and the treasure hunt!! So glad this is... More 

Thank ArbyJune
Wappapello, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

This is a very interesting place. Really cool formations and lots of room to explore. Neat history also. I wouldn't recommend it for small kids or physically impaired persons. But I would go back in a heart beat!

Thank Holly H
Erie, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

It's a one-mile loop through privately owned land that has a bunch of natural rock formations. It's a really fun time; it's self-paced and you can walk and climb all up and through the formations or just admire them from the walking trail. Fun for all ages - this was our second time there this year and we had a... More 

Thank Jason H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Can't say enough about this place. It was a fantastic experience. So happy to have somewhere like this to go in today's world. Explore at your own pace and see some of the coolest rock formations in the east.

Thank Adam K

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