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Highland Park

171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
+1 585-753-7275
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Short lunch time trip during the Lilac Festival

Lilacs and magnolias were in bloom. The fragrance was wonderful. Considerable crowd for a weekday... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mtkx
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Sterling, Virginia
Gorgeous al always!

Highland Park is always a fun place to visit, but even more so during the Lilac Festival. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Larry W
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Rochester, New York
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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 3 days 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 3 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It had just rained and the cherry blossoms and magnolia were out in almost full bloom. Beautiful walking trails and very accessible from downtown Rochester. Wish we'd had more time to walk around - an impressive reservoir, too.

2  Thank DiscerningTraveler12
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of great terrain to see, smell and touch, and the vegetation -- from flowering gardens and small bushes to towering giants -- are all magnificent. Comfortable shoes are a must, as the paths and stair climb, curve and descend as they wind through the...More

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is always very nice to visit for a walk, & the lilac season makes it better to visit for the scents and the colorful beauty. This park has a couple of locations that in the winter work well as sledding hills, but for...More

Thank Rhapsodie M
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I had an afternoon to myself having left my daughter at RIT for a women in Engineering retreat so I headed here first from the school. Unfortunately it was cold and windy and not my preferred walking around outtside weather, but I drove through the...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The park is beautiful in the snow and last time I visited I saw a wedding and pregnancy photoshoot This park is also a great place to go sledding with the family. There is a bowl shaped area with no trees in that gives plenty...More

1  Thank luluazul24
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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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