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Highland Park

171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
+1 585-753-7275
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Just go for a walk through highland park and take in the wonderful scents, great scenery, concerts... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Panama City Beach, Florida
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Especially beautiful in the spring when the lilacs, rhododendrons, azaleas and fruit trees are in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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 via mobile

Just go for a walk through highland park and take in the wonderful scents, great scenery, concerts events, star gaze you can do it all here.

Thank psinned101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Especially beautiful in the spring when the lilacs, rhododendrons, azaleas and fruit trees are in flower. Lovely trails for walking. Lilac festival is a highlight of Rochester's year. Great for winter hikes as well.

Thank juliewasson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although most well known for the lilacs this is a great park to visit any time of year. Rolling hills and beautiful trees and seasonal flowers. Our kids have loved this place since they were toddlers. Plan at least an hr visit - good sinage...More

Thank T T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park is stunning in the spring time I love walking through all of the flowering bushes and trees.

Thank Lor C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a beautiful relaxing place, go to enjoy the beauty this park holds. depending which art of the park you visit on South Goodman across from the park is the Colgate Devininty school which is also a beautiful sight to see.

Thank clmatthews58
Reviewed 13 July 2017

i was just driveing around rochesrer,ny.,looking for a fun and interesting thing to do ..when we deceided to walk around highland park.

Thank oldjeep96
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The is the best collection of Lilac Trees/ Bushes in the world. Come in early May and enjoy all of the colors and scents.

Thank Delaneytim
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This is not a huge park but it is a horticultural dream in the Spring, hundreds of very fragrant varieties of lilac, azaleas, rhodies, formal gardens, interesting labeled trees and a conservatory. Nicely done Vietnam Memorial walk, and lots a spots for a 'Kodak Moment'....More

Thank FeithRochesterNY
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Is good for relaxing moment such as walking, picnic, etc. Not the type of park where you find children entertainment such as playground. Good land mark forphoto shoots! Check it out!

Thank Phenominal01
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Love it! So beautiful during the Lilac Festival. Great places to walk and go funning, and sledding in winter.

Thank Richard F
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9 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
19 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