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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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Panama Rocks

We love Panama Rocks and usually go a few times each year - we purchased season passes the last two years (a great value). The park is great fun for everyone... from those hiking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We love Panama Rocks and usually go a few times each year - we purchased season passes the last two years (a great value). The park is great fun for everyone... from those hiking with kids to active couples looking for an adventure. You can walk around the mile long trail and explore casually or go climbing and spend all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great hiking. Cool twists and turns. Safe spot to explore. Not overcrowded and worth the visit if you are anywhere near Chautauqua Lake.

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Vineland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing adventure! We did the treasure hunt, took the side trails, climbed up down and sideways, and took a gazillion photos. A fabulous "non-touristy" thing to do as a tourist. Not too long for those who don't get into hiking, and not too short for those who want a bit of exercise. Like Goldilocks says... "Just right".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I used to go when I was a lot younger so I took my daughter/in-law, grandkids (ages 5, 10 and 11) as well as my niece and boyfriend (both 23) for their first visit. Regardless of the age, all enjoyed it tremendously. Great climbing activity for all and each can determine how far they want to go. Best to explore... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Awesome view and lots of rock climbing fun. Tons of caves to explore and tall rocks to climb but if you fall off of one SPLAT GOES YOUR HEAD! So be carful

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I bring family and friends to see Panama Rocks as often as possible. It's a wonderful place to hike, walk, or climb. Whether you're looking for a new place to hike or run to stay fit, if you're into nature photography, or just a fun place to take the kids, I highly recommend Panama Rocks.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It was a lot of fun. The kids had a great time as well as my husband and I. Can't wait to come back again.

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Orchard Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ten members of our family, ages 1 to 70, recently spent a beautiful summer morning exploring the twelve acres of towering rocks among the ancient hemlock trees at Panama Rocks Park. A short drive from Chautauqua Lake, it is a great outdoor adventure for young and old alike. The one mile hiking trail is clearly marked and the terrain ranges... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is still awesome since the last time my husband and I visited a few years back on vacation. Very informative staff, lots of places to go climb and explore. Wear good shoes for hiking and take a bottle of water (has to be hard plastic or metal, they will not let you take in a water bottle that... More 

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Monaca, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Panama Rocks is a beautiful place to take the family. The more adventurous can climb on and through massive rocks while others can stay on the beautiful trail. Participating in the treasure hunt makes it more fun!

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