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Highland Park

171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
+1 585-753-7275
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Coming from Europe and being on business, I am always looking to try something new. Found Highland... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Roger D
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Go in the Spring for the Lilacs. Go any other time to enjoy an incredible partk.

I've wanted to go to the Lilac Festival for years and I finally did this past Spring. The festival... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mdonohoe22
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Bloomfield, 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
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+1 585-753-7275
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coming from Europe and being on business, I am always looking to try something new. Found Highland park diner and loved the place. Real authentic food (in the usual large American portion size) with super qualify. The waitresses are super friendly and you feel at...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've wanted to go to the Lilac Festival for years and I finally did this past Spring. The festival itself, outside of the music is just a way to get your money. That may not be a popular opinion, but I am not sorry for...More

Thank mdonohoe22
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park has thousands of blooming shrubs/bushes and is a must see in the spring when the lilacs are in bloom. Great walking and the smell of lilacs is incredible. If you go during the Lilac Festival there is plenty to eat and drink and...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Great park, in May tulips and lilac trees & flowers in full bloom..it’s beautiful to walk. Fantastic military memorial. Great walking/running paths.

Thank Susan J
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

This park is spectacular all year long! The lilacs smell great in the spring, but there are many lovely pines and shrubs, trees and flowers that will really make you say "wow."

Thank Colleen C
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Fun time with food vendors, kiosks selling items, meeting friends, listening to the band, eating kettle corn, and smelling the fragrant lilac bushes.

Thank rosecmj
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Nice place to walk and enjoy spring flower bloomings, especially lilacs! But parking is kind of tricky for first time visitors and not much informatiom where to see in the park.

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

My kids and I love to visit Highland Park, especially since the addition of the new wooden playground off Highland Ave. Fun walking trails, two great playgrounds, the reservoir, the Conservatory. So much to see and do. Definitely a fun place to visit when in...More

Thank goldengirl217
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

A beautiful park with hilly paths to wander. Best during May Lilac Festival. Bring water. There are public bathrooms, thankfully!

Thank SpreheG
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Beautiful gardens to see, there are different types of trees & flowering bushes along the path. Great place for a picnic or special event pictures. Winding path up a hill leads to a wonderful view. Make it to the top to see the water basin...More

Thank reneer687
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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!
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Mavisxu
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
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