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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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Lilacs, Lilacs, and much more

Though this is my third visit, this is the first year I have been able to walk through the park and enjoy the sights and smells of the many species of lilacs, thanks to mother... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2013
Jean F
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Maxville
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Maxville
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Though this is my third visit, this is the first year I have been able to walk through the park and enjoy the sights and smells of the many species of lilacs, thanks to mother nature. Walking among the many arts and craft vendors was also a pure delight. There is always something to tempt you. The downside is the... More 

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Key West, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Each May, Rochester New York hosts the Lilac Festival. The blooms were beautiful at Highland Park! There are free concerts at night, arts & crafts on the weekend and lots of food booths.

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Camillus
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The park is just beautiful with all the lilac trees and other out of the ordinary trees. They have a beautiful display of all different colors of pansies. There were a lot of vendors in the Arts & Crafts show, music playing and plants to buy. It was a beautiful day.

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Just attended the Lilac Festival at Highland Park. The park itself is gorgeous, nice displays of flora, well maintained paved trails to walk through the park. I definitely recommend spending a half day here and just walking around and relaxing while enjoying the views. If you come during the Lilac festival, the lilacs are abundant and aromatic.

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Streamwood, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

What a wonderful experience this year. The lilac's are the best they have been in 25 years according to the news. Quite crowded for a Thursday night, which I don't like and I can do without all the vendors. I just want to enjoy and appreciate the sights and smells of being surrounded by blooming lilac bushes.

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Rochester, New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

During the Lilac Festival this place is buzzing with activity and beauty. But anytime during the spring and summer there is plenty to see and enjoy. Paved trails to hike and quiet settings. We should be very proud to have this one-of-a kind place here in Rochester

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Rochester, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Having such a wonderful park in the City is amazing! There is always something to see and something to do. The various collections of trees, plants, and flowers mean there is always something flowering or blooming in the spring and summer. The paths and walkways are perfect for a stroll, and there are countless spots to sit with a picnic,... More 

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Fairport, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Highland Park is beautiful with all the lilacs in bloom. The scent in the air is heavenly. what a beautiful park we have here and I hope the world will visit our treasure!!!!

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Key West
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Beautiful park. Clean and serene. Nice for a relaxing stroll or picnic lunch. Lilac Festial is a must see...Trees and flowers are beautiful.

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Milton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We lived in Rochester for many years and went to the Lilac festival every year. We were visiting friends there this past weekend and were able to go the weekend before the official Festival starts. It was all the beauty with none of the crowds. This park is on a great piece of sloping property, has paved and dirt trails,... More 

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