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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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Don't overlook this hike

It is easy to overlook Panama Rocks when you visit Chautauqua county but if hiking is your thing and the conditions are right it is a beautiful way to spend an afternoon or a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

It is easy to overlook Panama Rocks when you visit Chautauqua county but if hiking is your thing and the conditions are right it is a beautiful way to spend an afternoon or a day. Wear the proper gear and be prepared for some aggressive inclines. Waterproof hiking shoes are a good idea and long lightweight pants if you are... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Panama Rocks is as old as the hills and as wonderful as a magic fairyland. There are so many nooks and crannies for children and adults to explore. The trees and greenery are a constant source of beauty. Bring a picnic or order from their grill. It is a perfect family outing or a wonderful place for a solo hike... More 

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jgweston, Manager at Panama Rocks Scenic Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It is a magical place for us to, and we appreciate your support! More 

Chautauqua County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Easy drive, easy access. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon! It's like stepping into another world. Hike, climb, explore, or just take in the feeling of peace in nature. Looking forward to returning again in Spring!

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Thank you for your review! We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you in the Spring! More 

Niagara Falls, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

If you love the outdoors, hiking, rock climbing, and cave exploring this place is heaven! I try to go here every year and look forward to my annual visits!!

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jgweston, Manager at Panama Rocks Scenic Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your support! It is an honor to be listed as one of your favorite places in New York State. We hope to see you again in 2015! More 

Erie, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A very nice place to spend the afternoon. The trail is roughly a mile long, however there are many rocks to climb, crevasses to explore and little caves to crawl into. My boys love to climb and use their imagination (be careful there are some really high places that could be dangerous, not recommended for really young children). The have... More 

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

When trying to decide what to do on a three week visit with my family this past summer, my mom suggested we go to Panama Rocks. I hadn't thought about Panama Rocks since I was in middle school and decided to look them up on line. OMG - I had forgotten how awesome it was and my kids and I... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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318 attraction reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

If you enjoy unexpected delights, exciting hikes and beautiful nature trails, this is a great place to visit. It's much more interesting that I would've guessed My kids absolutely loved it great place for photographs; privately owned. Support these people

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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We went to Panama Rocks this Fall and were just amazed. At first we were unsure about paying money to go hiking (the park is funded by admission) but it was TOTALLY WORTH IT! The main trail is about one mile, but you are encouraged to explore. We hiked around and explored for about two hours, but you could spend... More 

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Allegany, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Pretty leaf lovers ventures. I could do the walk. Very nice and our party would come back again...maybe in the spring. Nice for a wedding venue with a nice area for a reception and convenient parking.

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Falconer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I say this not only because the hiking trail forms a loop, which is always more interesting than an out-and-back straight trail, but also because the park owners are inventive with the park's ammenities. Doing things like organizing relaxing evening get-togethers for season pass holders, and other such creative uses of the park's layout. The owners are incredibly friendly, as... More 

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