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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: Geologic Formations, Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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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.
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Buffalo, New York
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450 reviews 450 reviews
236 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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Gibsonburg, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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

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

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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