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Highland Park

171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
+1 585-753-7275
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Beautiful and fragrant lilacs at Lilac Festival.

Fun time with food vendors, kiosks selling items, meeting friends, listening to the band, eating... read more

Reviewed yesterday
rosecmj
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rochester, NY
Beautiful park!

Nice place to walk and enjoy spring flower bloomings, especially lilacs! But parking is kind of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Julie P
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The annual Lilac Festival is the most popular event on the calendar here, one of the country's oldest city arboretums.
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  • Average2%
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171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
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Reviewed yesterday

Fun time with food vendors, kiosks selling items, meeting friends, listening to the band, eating kettle corn, and smelling the fragrant lilac bushes.

Thank rosecmj
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place to walk and enjoy spring flower bloomings, especially lilacs! But parking is kind of tricky for first time visitors and not much informatiom where to see in the park.

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My kids and I love to visit Highland Park, especially since the addition of the new wooden playground off Highland Ave. Fun walking trails, two great playgrounds, the reservoir, the Conservatory. So much to see and do. Definitely a fun place to visit when in...More

Thank goldengirl217
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful park with hilly paths to wander. Best during May Lilac Festival. Bring water. There are public bathrooms, thankfully!

Thank SpreheG
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens to see, there are different types of trees & flowering bushes along the path. Great place for a picnic or special event pictures. Winding path up a hill leads to a wonderful view. Make it to the top to see the water basin...More

Thank reneer687
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lilacs and magnolias were in bloom. The fragrance was wonderful. Considerable crowd for a weekday afternoon, but with beautiful weather. The gardens are worth walking around. The music at night probably gives people something to do, but I think that the festival overall is probably...More

Thank Mtkx
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highland Park is always a fun place to visit, but even more so during the Lilac Festival. The lilacs were perfect this year....out in full bloom! All the other flowers and activities were perfect too...a great day in the park!

Thank Larry W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lilacs are very nice on a nice walk around the smells of the trees are nice.Lots to see many different places to eat.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'm from Rochester, NY, so have spent many happy hours at the arboretum designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. The Lilac Festival in May is probably my favorite time to visit: music, food, parade-- fun to be had for all ages!

Thank VeronicaLucci
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This park just outside city center represents one of our nation's premier urban parks. It is clearly the best collection of lilacs in the world (and hosts Rochester's annual signature Lilac Festival), There is also a great collection of magnolias as well as other flowering...More

Thank Dennis P
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Chloe L
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Response from Donna L | Reviewed this property |
Not dumb! Good question! Yes it is. It’s a great place to walk and sled too!
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Mavisxu
8 June 2017|
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Response from Diana R | Reviewed this property |
As with others, I'm sorry I did not see this question before your visit. I hope you had a wonderful time, and that you saw the lilacs (which sometimes get forgotten among the razzmatazz of the part of the festival that is... More
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