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Panama Rocks Scenic Park

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Address: 11 Rock Hill Rd, County Route 10, Panama, NY 14767-9769
Phone Number: +1 716-782-2845
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Wonderful hike

My husband, myself, my son and his girlfriend completed this hike in a couple of hours. It was beautiful with lots of interesting formations. I have arthritis and need a knee... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sheryl P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband, myself, my son and his girlfriend completed this hike in a couple of hours. It was beautiful with lots of interesting formations. I have arthritis and need a knee replacement and I was still able to complete the hike. If you walk with a cane or are in a wheelchair, you will not be able to do it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is brilliant and so breathtaking! They have a little treasure hunt which is so much fun, we spent far longer here than we planned! Definitely recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Panama Rocks is a cheap and great little place to visit in southern Chautauqua County. It's fun for all ages and very safe as long as you use common sense. Numerous natural rock and cave formations make for some fun hiking and adventuring. Well worth a visit!

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Thank Steve L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful and very interesting walk. Picnic facilities are available. Geology minded or anthropologists will love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a 2 and a 4 year old, we have been hiking all summer to build up for this. It was well worth it. We worked on building skills because I thought it would be hard for young kids it was hard but the kids did great and want to go back. 4 year old climbed through tunnels and... More 

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Thank Sarah M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had not been to Panama Rocks in years My Daughter suggested that we take the ride from Erie Pa there. Upon arriving I noticed the grounds to be very nice. You cannot take food into the rock area but there were a number of picnic tables around the property. The gentleman that checked us in was very pleasant and carefully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time here and we really enjoyed it. Great rock formations to explore. You can follow along the path for an easier journey, or veer through the rocks if you are more adventurous.

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Thank CoolBeanMe
Liege, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Provides a nice walk (not too difficult) among huge rocks. Interesting especially when done with friends. Kids can participate in a game that includes discovering clues.

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Thank DrDan2012
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sort of stumbled upon this place based on earlier TripAdvisor ratings, and it was absolutely worth it!! Absolutely do the treasure hunt, you won't regret it, but just exploring the trees, moss, rocks and so much more would be fun by itself. Not to mention, it is just nice to know that family-run places like this still exist. Just... More 

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Fredonia, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm local (Fredonia area) and have a season pass. This an awesome place to take guests. You can follow the trail for an easy, scenic and shorter visit...or you can leave the trail and go exploring, as much as your physical ability and bravery allows. I've been many times and each visit is different depending on who you're with and... More 

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