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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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Description: 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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Peace and beauty

Take your walking shoes, take your camera, find peace and beauty. Jonathan and the crew at Panama Rocks keep the place neat and accessible. The natural outcroppings, vegetation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Take your walking shoes, take your camera, find peace and beauty. Jonathan and the crew at Panama Rocks keep the place neat and accessible. The natural outcroppings, vegetation and views do the rest. If you are in Chautauqua or Erie, PA, the rocks are half an hour away. No reason NOT to make the short drive and a thousand reasons... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We went on May 24, 2015, we had a Blast, we spent about 4 hours on the trails, and in between rocks and caves, it was fun climbing up and down and crawling around, I'm 57 and the wife is 50, but we felt like kids again exploring, some of the areas are a little challenging but nothing you couldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Panama Rocks is a wonderful hidden treasure in Chautauqua county. Great for families or couples...would suggest kids at least 4 years old if you like climbing around off the path. There are some dangerous drop offs and the rocks can be slippery. The past and present owners were very informative and friendly. We have been 3x as a family and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Panama Rocks is a wonderful gem found in the NY countryside. Great destination for a day trip. Plan on spending 1-2 hours hiking and exploring. Sturdy non slip footwear is a must – the paths have tree roots and stones. Bring refillable water bottles – disposable water bottles are not permitted. The park has a long history and is a... More 

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Lake View, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Awesome place to visit!!! Easy trail to follow, amazing rock formations!!! Plan your visit today!!!! Great outdoor adventure! Takes about 1 - 2 hours! For added fun, do the Scavenger Hunt!!! Submitted by: Kathi Garrett (pictured) with Cousin Teddi Eberhardt.

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Jamestown, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I took my son to Panama Rocks Scenic Park on a recent Saturday. It is out in the country but between GPS and local signage, it is easy to find. The staff are friendly and have good tips for hikers. There are many tree roots and rocks along the main trail, but many big rocks to climb. Where shoes that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Had a great time today. Loved seeing the ice in the caves, despite the 80degree temps. Gotta watch the little ones close, as there are deep holes and crevices. But such a neat place to explore.

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Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited! The rock formations are amazing and breath-taking! The hiking trail has rocks and roots, but if you watch where you're going you'll be fine. You're encouraged to go off the trail and explore around the rock formations and climb on the rocks. They have a picnic area beside the... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It is a wonderful place. Went there yesterday with the family and everybody enjoyed it very much; even my 2-year old! Make sure to come a little earlier than closing time to give it as much attention as you can. The people running the show were very nice and very friendly. Would definitely recommend it to a friend! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Our kids (ages 18, 13 and 8) had so much fun hiking and climbing around on the rocks and the scenery was gorgeous. Took lots of great family pics and had a wonderful time together.

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