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Panama Rocks Scenic Park

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Panama Rocks Scenic Park

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11 Rock Hill Rd, Panama, NY 14767-9769
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vetki2 wrote a review Oct 2020
amherst, ny4 contributions6 helpful votes
It's hard to say what my favorite experience was. Everything was breath taking! I was at awe to see the Panama Rocks in the middle of a forest! We took ski poles to use as a walking stick. It made it a lot easier for hiking!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Eileen E wrote a review Oct 2020
Bucks County, Pennsylvania103 contributions83 helpful votes
We shivered but waited patiently as the check in man conversed endlessly with 2 folks ahead of us. When our turn finally came, I expected similar attention as well as an informative orientation. Clearly, the VIP treatment was not meant for us. Pity, it might have enhanced our time there. For example, knowing that some of the trees are marked, would have gotten us on track sooner after we accidently wandered off the trail. . We learned this from other people we encountered.. (To put this review in the proper perspective, let me say that we both belong in the "active senior" category.) Many huge and impressive rock formations greeted us once we entered the trail. My friend happily and sure footedly bounded off , clambered up inclines, stuck his nose in crevices and drank in the geology. I might have done the same had the ground not been covered with extremely slippery leaves due to recent rain. This was quite dangerous because they totally obscured smaller rocks and large tree roots - in other words, a major trip hazard and an accident just waiting to happen. So while my friend connected with his inner child, I unhappily took baby steps for fear of injury. Fortunately, we both survived unscathed. Perhaps a different season plus a less apathetic reception might have made this experience a happier one for me. But for now, I'll take my rocks wearable and preferably set in 14 carat.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from jgweston, General Manager at Panama Rocks Scenic Park
Responded Oct 20, 2020
I’m sorry that you did not enjoy your visit as much as you could have. I am glad that your friend enjoyed his visit. If I remember your group correctly, when you arrived and asked me about park geology I answered your questions for a few minutes; however, there were multiple other groups of guests waiting behind you and I had to check them in. I enjoy talking to guests but I cannot make other groups wait for too long and I try to treat everyone fairly and with kindness. I'm also sorry if you felt that you had to wait for too long as I checked-in other guests. I try to greet everyone answer questions as much as possible while also checking-in all guests in an efficient manner. Whenever I see that a new group is ready to check-in, I move on to checking-in that new group once check-in is complete for the previous group. Regarding trail conditions, Panama Rocks is accessed by a hiking trail on uneven ground and rain does make conditions more slippery. Accidents here are very rare. During check-in, we review trail conditions. On the day you visited (and the weekend after) we explicitly told all groups that falling leaves cover exposed tree roots and rocks and that the leaves themselves can be slippery when wet. I hope that you have a better experience if you choose to visit again and I hope that you have a safe and enjoyable Fall.
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kwnike13 wrote a review Oct 2020
Grand Island, New York483 contributions141 helpful votes
This place is a perfect day trip with the family to get outside and take in nature. It is fine for all ages. There are some steep inclines but for the most part it is easy enough to guide the little ones to have them stay safe. The trail is about 1 mile long and worth the trip but to really enjoy this park, you need to go off trail and explore the massive rocks!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Beannie333 wrote a review Oct 2020
Erie, Pennsylvania57 contributions29 helpful votes
Very informative before you go into the woods. Beautiful scenery and it’s awesome that you can explore the rocks and leave the path at anytime. Great for anyone of any age!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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smb520 wrote a review Oct 2020
Buffalo, New York23 contributions5 helpful votes
As a WNY native I am shocked that I had never heard of this trail! The views were spectacular and Jonathan was great about keeping check-in socially distant with masks. Jonathan also gave some excellent advice about getting the best views of the formations off trail and his tips did not disappoint!! The loop itself is very easy, obviously some areas off trail are more difficult. We spent several hours in the park but could’ve easily stayed much longer to do more exploring. Will DEFINITELY be back on the regular 💕
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Date of experience: October 2020
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