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Highland Park

171 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
585-753-7275
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Ranked #9 of 60 Attractions in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Description: 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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Massena, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Lots of hiking and walking trails. Up high above the city with nice views. There is a resovior. Very well maintained , plenty of benches and mature trees. Many types of trees and plants, well explained on placks. Relaxing

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Rochester, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I grew up in this area and still visit this park and enjoy past memories from my childhood. Not much has chanced in forty five years. Great park for sledding with your children or just taking a walk.

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Highland Park is a definite landmark of Rochester. It's beautiful, the lilacs are gorgeous..the festivals..the trails..it's clean, safe and fun in all seasons.

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We followed our GPS and came across Highland Park but didn't find anything too appealing, despite the reviews on TripAdvisor. We walked a little bit but there wasn't much to see.

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Spring Hill, Florida, Usa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Great breakfasts . . . eggs benedict, pancakes . . .friendly diner atmosphere . . . can be crowded on weekends.

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Rochester, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Park is famous for its hundreds of lilac bushes. In May when the lilacs are blooming,tourist from all over the world come to the festival. It has something for every one, crafts and art, food of all sorts and music . A most enjoyable time.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Well maintained, romantic, beautiful hilly park with nice paths, benches, etc. Surrounding neighborhood is a gem as well. Could have better public amenities.

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Rochester, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Freaking AWESOME!!!! I have no other words! AWESOME! But, they make me so, Steve Grill puts on a great show. DO NOT MISS HIM!

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Goffstown
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98 reviews 98 reviews
41 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We missed the lilacs but the park is still beautiful to walk in. Been away for 40 plus years but the beauty of the place is great!

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Rochester, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a very large park and one that I've visited many times seeing I'm from rochester, ny. Every year they have the lilac festival with tons of vendors. During the rest of the year it's great for hiking or riding your bike.

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