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Highland Park

171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
+1 585-753-7275
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An Olmstead original

If you can't make it to Central Park in NYC, Highland park is one of his best projects. The trees... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rochester, NY
So beautiful during Lilac time

For as long as I can remember Spring time, Mother's Day and The Highland Lilac Festival meant the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rochester, NY
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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%
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171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
+1 585-753-7275
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can't make it to Central Park in NYC, Highland park is one of his best projects. The trees are unbelievable and I cherish them every time I walk in the park. Try going every season. That way you experience the beauty he had...More

Thank AnnieMacBetty
Reviewed 1 week ago

For as long as I can remember Spring time, Mother's Day and The Highland Lilac Festival meant the long winter was over in Rochester, NY. A visit to Highland Park's Lilac Festival is a must see! But to avoid the crowds try visiting the park...More

Thank lovetomunch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful visit, we always go to Highland during the lilac festival. It is such a beautiful way to spend the day. There are such beautiful views of the city and you can smell the lilacs no matter where you are. There is also...More

Thank TiffanyTibb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've never been to Rochester, N.Y. in the spring for the Lilac Festival in Highland Park, then its a must do for your bucket list. The beauty of all the lilac's in bloom is breathtaking. Thare is so much to see & do that...More

Thank Tim1949
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highland park is a lovely park near the city of Rochester. Has lots of flowers to admire and a green house that is lovely to visit when the weather gets chilly in Western New York.

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highland Park is a beautiful mid sized park which is best known for hosting an annual Lilac festival which is held every May. During the two weekends which bookend this festival there will be many people from all over the country and many other countries...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highland park is a favorite place to be for us. The flowers and trees are ever changing so there is something new to see every time you go !! We used to live in apartments right next to it -it was the best "back yard"...More

Thank susan n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is so beautiful. You can take a walk and admire the beautiful trees, or the gorgeous lilacs when they are in season. The park is also home to the annual lilac festival. This is held in May, usually around Mother’s Day. For a...More

Thank Donna L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole area smells like Lilacs in May. The paths are easy to navigate and the grounds are wonderfully maintained.

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained, great place to spend with the family and just walk around. Had really good time with the kids.

Thank Tania M
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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
Debbie R
18 May 2017|
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Response from Diana R | Reviewed this property |
I second what both of the prior respondents said. The Lamberton Conservatory will be open for a very small fee (less than $5.00. - I think it is $2 or $3. In there you can walk through a number of different climate sections... More
Carol S
17 May 2017|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Go to the Lilac Festival website. Google will get you there. On it there is a section for handicap parking. There is also a shuttle service that is free if that works better for you. Everything else about the festival is... More