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Highland Park

171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
+1 585-753-7275
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Relaxing place to walk

I enjoy going here more in the winter for sledding! However the park is beautiful and very relaxing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Middleburg Heights
Lilac Festival

Wonderful setting the aroma from the ljlac's are just captivating it is the start of the festival... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
janine t
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.
  • Excellent73%
  • 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 12 October 2017

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 11 October 2017

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 11 October 2017

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 5 October 2017

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
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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
18 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