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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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A great place to take a stroll and have a chance to visit its conservatory.

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... read more

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

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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Come May people from all over visit Highland Park for the Lilac Festival. There are hundreds of trees with one of the largest variety of lilacs. Even the famous like Martha Stewart have visited and enjoy their blossoms during their peak in May,

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Really nice small park, I love to go for a run, or just for fresh air. Watch out for the magnolia and lilac in May, truly amazing, and stop by the greenhouse, you'll have to pay (2 or 5 dollars) but you won't regret. You can also attend the lilac festival with food, music, craftshow... if you wish for more... More 

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Rochester NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Highland Park is great for walking , jogging and even biking - many bring fido along and everyone is so pleasant - it has a few hilly spots but most can manage - beautiful views from top path looking out over Highland Drive - it is best in the Spring when all the flowers are out but great for exercise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Its nice to visit all year round. Even sledding in the winter. It's especially beautiful when the lilacs are out in May. Take the hike up the hill to the reservoir. There are great views of Rochester.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a lovely treasure in Rochester. Many paths with beautiful trees and bushes that are lovingly cared for by professional gardeners. Be careful in winter, though, the paths are steep and ice can cause a slip and fall. I recommend staying away at Lilac Festival as it is a circus with very low-class fried-dough kinds of stuff and people... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Worth visiting in mid-May during the Lilac Festival. Admission free. Lots of food, entertainment and of course the beautiful flowers put on quite a show! Make sure you also see the pansy bed. One of the largest collections of lilacs anywhere. Park is also an arboretum. Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Highland Park south is one of the biggest and awe-inspiring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Absolutely one of the best collections of lilacs to view. May is the time of year to schedule a visit to view these lovely flowers that are so fragrant. Rochester, NY has their "Lilac Festival" once a year held in Highland Park. It is a pretty park that provides a great place to take a family for a walk or... More 

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Address: 171 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
Phone Number: 585-753-7275
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester

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