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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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Gibsonburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I have been going to Panama Rocks since I was a kid and enjoy it every time I visit. It is a great time climbing on the rocks and meandering through the crevices. If you like being outside and hiking, you should stop here. The trails are easy to follow, but going off the trail is a must as well.... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

There is something wrong with you if you do not find this place awesome. I had no idea what to expect when the three of us showed up. There are many places that lure you like a cheap haunted house and you leave disappointed. This was not one of them. There is a an easy mile hiking trail around the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We have lived in the area for a long time, and my 10 year old daughter put Panama Rocks on our summer to-do list. We have been there 4 times and plan to go a few more! The hike is beautiful and the perfect length. The rocks are amazing - you have to see them to understand. My daughter loves... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

My parents used to take us here when we were little and i would love to bring my kids and grandkids now...one thing i dont remember is ..is there a picnic area equipped with grills? or would we have to bring are own? anybody know?

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Nothing less than a fantastic day spent in the wilderness. I always love visiting this place and I always will.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I've been to the park many times and each time I find something new and I am always in awe with what has been created here. I always enjoyed my visits as a child and continue to enjoy them as an adult. I can't wait to bring all of my kids to the park again so that I can share... More

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Panama, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I've been visiting Panama Rocks for over 25 years. Now that I live in Panama - I have a season pass, and love to go visit for a quick walk. It is quiet, cool, peaceful and beautiful. Love it!

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Fredonia, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We have been coming to Panama Rocks as a family and with friends for many years. And we find something new and different to discover every time. To truly observe how our Earth was formed, there is no better way to learn it than to experience it first-hand, and Panama Rocks lets us do just that! Whenever friends visit from... More

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Elgin, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This park is a photographer's gold mine! The lush green mosses cling to the towering rock formations giving the landscape a magical feel. The lighting is spectacular as the sun peeks through the densely forested area highlighting the crevices, ravines and unique natural formations. This is truly a magnificent find! You are free to explore as you want and are... More

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I visited Panama Rocks while collecting plant specimens for my masters thesis I was working on at the time. It's a really quaint little area that's perfect for short hiking. The rocks themselves are really beautiful, and there are a lot of crevices that you can squeeze into and walk around in. Not only that, but the people that own... More

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