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Fun Place

The park is peaceful for a quiet walks. We have visited it for various festivals and concerts. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joan F
Rochester, New York
Beautiful Park

My husband and I spent an hour walking the park and enjoying the history it has to offer. If you’re... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
+1 585-753-7275
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is peaceful for a quiet walks. We have visited it for various festivals and concerts. We have brought our children as well as our grandchildren. We have taken pictures for our daughter's wedding. If you want a fun place then this is the...More

Thank Joan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent an hour walking the park and enjoying the history it has to offer. If you’re looking for a place to relax, exercise or simply go for a stroll, this is the perfect location. There is a park for small children,...More

Thank 4theloveoftravel808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Highland Park in September. It was very nice/ clean with walking trails. People were very friendly and offered suggestions. Parking was free.

Thank M2He
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We live near Highland, and have been many times. There is a great playground and a nature conservatory (costs extra) that is great for the kids. Other than during the lilac festival (which is beautiful and great for its own reasons) it is a generally...More

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

My family and I always enjoy visiting Highland, in any season. It's a great place to enjoy a leisurely stroll, a brisk walk, run or picnic.The landscape is spectacular any season. Full of lilac brushes/trees, Highland Park is the home of the annual Lilac festival...More

Thank Sherpa518223
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great fun for all ages. Lots of food vendors and craft vendors to choose from. Went with one of my sons and his family so we stopped at the playground so my grandson could play.

Thank wendyaccorsosnyder
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great place to stroll around. Sometimes they have festivals like the Lilac festival in May with arts and crafts, live music, children's activities, good food, smelling the lilacs etc.

Thank maloucrav
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Particularly beautiful when they lilacs are in bloom! The arboretum is lovely, but the park is just spectacular to walk and enjoy what Frederick Olmsted designed!

Thank Beansymd
Reviewed 25 July 2018 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

1  Thank Roger D
Reviewed 24 July 2018

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

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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!
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