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Highland Park

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Address: 171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
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The annual Lilac Festival is the most popular event on the calendar here,...

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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Nice job with the Lilac Festival 2017

We skipped the convenient but lengthy MCC shuttle this year and parked off Goodman and entered the Lilac festival up the hill. We LOVED how they moved the craft tents up there... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Webster, New York
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Webster, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We skipped the convenient but lengthy MCC shuttle this year and parked off Goodman and entered the Lilac festival up the hill. We LOVED how they moved the craft tents up there vs at the crowded festival site. We felt safe, loved the music and had plenty of foods to choose from.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having lived in Rochester years ago, we planned this trip to be there during the Lilac Festival. Highland Park is nice during any good weather time, but it is a fantastic place to see when the lilacs are in bloom, as they were this visit. The park boasts the broadest range of lilac varieties in one place anywhere, and sheer... More 

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Cornville, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Attended the 2017 Lilac Festival and the Lilacs really out-did themselves this year <grin>. This is a fabulously gorgeous park. Great place to walk, paved paths are handicapped and stroller friendly. The Conservatory is also special although I didn't have time to visit this trip.

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Elma, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've only been able to go to this park, but I know that every time I go to Rochester I will make a stop here. Every season it seems there is another group of flowers and trees blooming. It has a delightful paved walkway (maybe hard for wheelchairs at some points) that is enjoyable and relaxing. The place is well... More 

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The lilacs at Highland Park are amazing! The beauty and fragrance surround you at every turn. But be prepared to walk up and down paved hills.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of my favorite things to do in Rochester any time of year is to visit the Lamberton Conservatory at Highland Park. The flower displays change throughout the year. In the warmer months the inner garden has poi (large gold fish as my children call them!). It is truly a great time and treasure in Rochester,NY!!

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Rochester,n.y.
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing place to visit this time of year when the lilacs are in bloom. Whether you want a romantic walk for two, where the beautiful sights and smells will put stars in your eyes or just looking for a hilly walk to get a little exercise, Highland Park is the place for you. It also offers a... More 

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Highland Park just finished the best Lilac Festival ever. If you are a fan of music, food and art, this is the place to be every year two weeks before Memorial Day. It is always best when the Lilac's are in bloom along with the Cherry trees and other flowering flora but this park is beautiful anytime of the year.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have invited others from across the states as it is such an amazing place to be. You can smell the park from the time you park your car! So many types of lilac's. There are crafter's music, food vendors. I didn't make it this year as I broke my arm. But there is always next year. My daughter in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

me and the wife have spent the last few springs at highland watching the lilacs bllom. the host an awesome lilac fest that is sure to leave you with positive vibes all day long

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