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Highland Park

171 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
585-753-7275
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Ranked #6 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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Spring Hill, Florida, Usa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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

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Rochester, New York
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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10 reviews 10 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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41 attraction reviews
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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
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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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Victor, New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The park provides a great place for a relaxed stroll. Check out the Lamberton Conservatory and the reservoir. The view of the surrounding area from the top of the park is also very nice.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I visit this park every spring to see the magnolias and lilacs in bloom. Well maintained and beautiful to walk. Feels like you are in the forest right within the city of Rochester.

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

this is one of the most beautiful parks in the country during spring. Not only are there so many different lilacs but a beautiful pansy bed, hilly trails to walk, apple and cherry trees. The is also an amazing Viet Naum Memorial,

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This year at the Lilac Festival, thousands participated in building a human Lilac to be in an aerial photo. A Guinness record was broken! The lailacs were late blooming, but the Magnolias were stunning! So many different colors! The festival offers great food, music and rides for kids as well. Watch the parade and afterward walk across South Ave. to... More

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