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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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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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We decided to stop on our way from Canada to Ohio and only wish we had more time to crawl through the crevices! We will be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Leslie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to stop on our way from Canada to Ohio and only wish we had more time to crawl through the crevices! We will be back!

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Thank Leslie M
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

my wife and I ventured here and we were happy we did. the staff was very pleasant and explained everything to us and spent alot of time going over what we would enjoy. the trail was very clean and going off the trails were also very safe. it was quite and not too busy which it made it even better.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my fourteen year old granddaughter. Just loved it. Great for all ages. Wear good walking footwear. No flip flops! Helpful and friendly staff, too.

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Cheswick, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our 3, 6, and 8-year old grand kids, along with their parents to Panama Rocks while camping near Chautauqua. Everyone enjoyed it, but the kids declared it the best part of their weekend. They loved climbing the rock formations and squeezing through the crevices.

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Thank Sue H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several friends had posted pictures on FB of this hiking spot so we thought we would check it out while in the area visiting family. We went with a 13 yr old and a 5 yr old (with two infants in carriers) and everyone had a great time! There is about a mile loop trail that you follow but as... More 

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Thank kaam20162016
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun way to spend a few hours with my family. The trail is easy and not to long. The rock formations are fascinating and impressive. The forest was beautiful.

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Midland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time! Found this gem on Trip Advisor for things to do around Chautauqua Lake. Spent about 90 minutes here but could have easily been 2-3 hrs. Little bit of agility required if you venture off the trail but our kids (ages 8 and 12) found it very fun and adventurous. Admission was $30 for a family... More 

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Avon, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much fun! We hadn't heard of the place until someone at our B&B mentioned it. It is this nice little loop, about a mile long, and you can go off the path and climb on the rocks as much or as little as you want. My boyfriend and I had a great time climbing on the rocks and exploring... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Panama Rocks many times over the years. I have been there at different times of the year as well, except when they are closed for the winter, and it never fails to amaze and delight. This is a spectacular place for the whole family to explore and enjoy. I would be reluctant to take very little... More 

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Springville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a hot day and had a great time. The kids had so much fun climbing and going into the passages between the rocks. It was nice and cool on such a hot day. The kids also enjoyed the treasure hunt that the nice young lady at the check in booth gave to the kids. They found the... More 

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