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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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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

This place defies description,it is stunningly beautiful. It is suitable for all ages,but our teens absolutely loved it. Bring a picnic to enjoy after you explore all the nooks and crannies of this geological wonder. This is something that should not be missed,I'm sad it took us so long to discover it because our teens would have loved it as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 NEW

The park consists of a one mile trail that in circles amazing natural rock formations. Go off the trail and explore the rocks and you'll have a great time.

Lakewood, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

My family spent our Saturday afternoon visiting Panama Rocks and we had an incredible time. Panama Rocks is a must-see attraction in Chautauqua County NY. It was a wonderful adventure exploring the rocks, paths and tunnels. The visit kept two parents and two 8 year old girls very busy on daring rock climbs and squeezing through tight pathways. The owners... More 

Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This was our first time exploring Panama Rocks Park, and I'm so glad we did! It was perfect! The park employees were super friendly and helpful (and informative!), the grounds were immaculate, the office and surrounding area was cozy and welcoming, and the trails were amazing! We enjoyed every single second exploring the beautiful trails and caves, and cannot wait... More 

Ellington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

A few years ago I wrote an independent review of Panama Rocks for my hometown newspaper. At that time, I was already well-traveled. I was surprised to find such a "lush, exciting, and romantic setting" so close to my home in Upstate, Western New York. Having hiked in the Rockies, along the Canadian maritime's coast, over glaciers in New Zealand,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The first rock we came to was called The Castle. We started climbing and exploring and walk/climbed through what felt like the hallways of The Castle. We spent a good part of our afternoon continuing to explore and check everything out. All of this kept a 3 year old and two 6 year olds very busy and happy. They also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a beautiful, unique park. It takes at least 90 minutes to go through, unless you stay on the path & don't stop to look around. Because of the thin layer of topsoil, tree roots are everywhere on top of the ground, which makes for a moderately difficult walk, not good for weak ankles or bad knees. Keep a... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I spent several hours at the park with my family several years ago. It's a pretty park and we had a nice time exploring the area.

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

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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