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One of the most beautiful parks in the area

this is one of the most beautiful parks in the area it was actually designed by the same person who... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brian K
Rochester, New York
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See the official flower of New York

Enjoy the official flower of New York State, the Lilac. In perfect bloom and fragrance every spring... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fairport, 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.
171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

this is one of the most beautiful parks in the area it was actually designed by the same person who designed Central Park in New York City

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brian K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy the official flower of New York State, the Lilac. In perfect bloom and fragrance every spring and this beautiful park.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RandalAlexander
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whether it's a stroll in the spring to smell the lilac's.or a picnic in the summer you will always have fun in this Rochester park I personally love the fall, kicking the leaves and admiring the colours But let's not forget. The magic of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yvonne &
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joan F
Reviewed 19 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 4theloveoftravel808
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank maloucrav
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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