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Highland Park

171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
+1 585-753-7275
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Beautiful park to wander thriugh

I've been coming to this park for years and love it. Whether I'm here for the Lilac Festival or to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wellington, New Zealand
via mobile
A pleasure in any season.

Famous for its lilacs, hidden lanes of rhododendrons, and exotic plantings of all kinds. Walk the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tampa, Florida
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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 days ago 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 3 days ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 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
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
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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