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Highland Park

171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
+1 585-753-7275
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Rochester's best public park!

Highland Park is a magnificent place to walk alone or with friends and family. I walk here at least... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Ohgorges
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Rochester, New York
Annual Lilac Festival

Attend the annual Lilac Festival. Great entertainment and lots of great food. It is a tradition for... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
sboone2017
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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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171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Highland Park is a magnificent place to walk alone or with friends and family. I walk here at least once a month and when the weather is good, I walk here every week. The groundskeepers do an extraordinary job maintaining the trees and plantings. My...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Attend the annual Lilac Festival. Great entertainment and lots of great food. It is a tradition for my family and I to attend the festival on a yearly basis.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Designed by the great Frederick Law Olmsted. Highland Park is a wonderful asset to our community. Lilacs are the main draw at Highland Park and rightly so. Hundreds of them in every color. In season (generally early -mid May), it is breathtaking. But the park...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Highland Park is a great Park to go with family and friends. It is a beautiful place for a long walk. It is well taken cared of, clean, with beautiful plants. It is located close to many other points of interest with several food places...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

I love hiking at Highland Park, especially in the spring when the trees are in bloom. The paths are very well maintained and there are lots of picture opportunities.

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

To be one with nature is a rare thing, if you can find the place to find that, your in luck. I have in the Highland park area. An oasis of plants and flowers, a place to escape and find tranquility. Take a friend or...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Highland Park is a fairly large urban park around a reservoir used for city drinking water. As such you can walk all around the "lake" and on the hillsides. The entire park is planted with lilac trees and many other trees not native to western...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

A lovely park but moreso in the spring with the flowering trees. Pleasant park to stroll and relax.The lilac fest takes place here amidst the fragrant lilac blossoms.

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Nothing better on a sunny day than to see beauty, smell the different fragrances and to sit and enjoy the experience with snacks and a loved one!

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

always lovely - best when the flowers are out. can be too busy during the lilac festival. visit the conservatory for a winter pick-me-up. Shakespeare in the park , movies in the bowl.

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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
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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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