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Highland Park

171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
+1 585-753-7275
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Historic park and epic festival

Highland park is the site of the lilac festival. It is a wonderful park to walk around taking in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nancy F
Rochester, New York
via mobile
Flowers and gardens

This well were spending time especially when the lilacs are in bloom the fragrance just fills the... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
Margaret D
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
+1 585-753-7275
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highland park is the site of the lilac festival. It is a wonderful park to walk around taking in the beautiful views and historic landscape

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 16 December 2017

This well were spending time especially when the lilacs are in bloom the fragrance just fills the air so beautifully The park is beautiful anytime really but especially nice when lilacs bloom there are many flowers to look while you stroll through the park it...More

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to this park for years and love it. Whether I'm here for the Lilac Festival or to go for a run, the park always looks inviting and is well maintained. Love going to the conservatory as well and seeing all the beautiful...More

Thank girlonthewander
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Famous for its lilacs, hidden lanes of rhododendrons, and exotic plantings of all kinds. Walk the pleasant open lawns, towering forests, and hillsides rolling with giant bushes.

Thank Bob_and_friends-2014
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I enjoy going here more in the winter for sledding! However the park is beautiful and very relaxing to walk around in the spinr/fall and summer months. The lilac festival is also nice that they have here in the spring

Thank T6409MPjenniferg
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Wonderful setting the aroma from the ljlac's are just captivating it is the start of the festival season. Nothi gbetter greT evening free concerts

Thank janine t
Reviewed 9 November 2017

It was a huge park, lots of green space, gardens, trails, walking areas, and parking too. It was very well cared for and a conservatory and pavilion too.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The lilacs are beautiful when in bloom, the gardens are gorgeous year round, great park to walk in. The conservatory is worth the couple dollars to go through.

Thank Dianne625
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful park! Lots of open space, trees, and a cool swing. There is a small playground for kids, and the atrium is cool. Watch out for baby quail! They're everywhere!

Thank Dixie B
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful walk through the grounds and trees and stop at the garden for a small fee and take a walk around the different climates.

Thank FoxJT
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Chloe L
28 November 2017|
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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!
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