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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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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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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I've visited Panama Rocks several times over the years and always make a point to bring out-of-town family or friends on a visit here. The private park is a well-maintained facility that offers a unique hiking experience. The setting is gorgeous with trails for those looking for a more leisurely hike to climbing options for those wanting a little more... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

As you walk up to the entrance you have no clue the wonder that you are about to see. The trees hide a secret that you have to see to believe. It's a nice escape on a hot summer day. All shaded and the caverns almost provide an air conditioned breeze. Pack a picnic and make a day out of... More

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We love hiking and have been to many parks in New York and Pennsylvania, but Panama Rocks stands out as a truly special place. The rock formations, cliffs, caves and crevices are absolutely breathtaking, and the hike doesn’t require any special ability or equipment. It could be dangerous for small children, if you don’t watch them closely, since hikers are... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited Panama Rocks on a recent trip to the area. We were absolutely amazed by how beautiful and unique it was! We loved that we were able to explore as much as we wanted and on our own. There were so many different caves, crevasses and paths; you could truly stay in the park for hours.... More

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