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Highland Park

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Address: 171 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
Phone Number: 585-753-7275
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Description: The annual Lilac Festival is the most popular event on the calendar here...
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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Dogs Welcome, Great Plant and Tree Variety

How blessed are the people who live close to this beautiful park… and the rest of us who can come and enjoy it. This park is a series of mostly paved walking trails, up hill and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

How blessed are the people who live close to this beautiful park… and the rest of us who can come and enjoy it. This park is a series of mostly paved walking trails, up hill and down, that take you through a great variety of plants and trees. Earlier in the year (May) the magnolias were blooming. During this visit... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Perfect atmosphere amazing place for family friends and special times. Everyone needs to visit highland park at least once in their lifetime

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Margueron, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Classic diner breakfast with French Toast and bacon. Wife had 2 eggs over easy with home fries. Great ambiance but you may have to wait for a table. Easy parking and good food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This park is a must see and the festival is always entertaining with a little bit for every age level. Beautiful, make sure to take plenty of pictures.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Spring finds Highland Park lilacs and tulips showing off but all seasons this is a fine park. Great for hiking, walking areas too, picnics can be enjoyed and don't forget to stop in at the Lamberton Conservatory.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

After ten years, we were delighted to re-experience the panoramic Highland Park that was still well-kept with various beautiful trees and flower collections.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Any time my family and I visit this park it brings back wonderful memories especially during the Lilac festival. Going during off peak times during the week is the best and taking in nature is the ultimate experience.

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This park is beatiful, in one side it has probably the largest collection of lilacs in the world, in the other side it has a well kept reservoir of pure waters, and in its middle it has a nice conservatory that is open all year round.

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Macau, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Your not really a resident yet until you celebrate "lilac time in Rochester" at Highland park every spring. Beautiful trees and flowering bushes, and a nice festival too.

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Chciago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Guess we expected more. It's a nice enough place to relax and walk, but nothing overly special about it. The lilacs are great to see in bloom but again, nothing you can't experience elsewhere.

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