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Highland Park

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Address: 171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
Phone Number: 585-753-7275
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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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I am very impressed with Highland Park. There were beautiful flowers everywhere, nice scenery and several places to sit and just relax or take a few pictures.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am very impressed with Highland Park. There were beautiful flowers everywhere, nice scenery and several places to sit and just relax or take a few pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

But best at Lilac time! If you have not been to Highland Park at Lilac Time in Rochester, you are missing out on an experience worth having! Not only is it beautiful but the aroma is incredible! The park is open all year and is nice at any time. But the lilacs here are famous for a reason. Rochester does... More 

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Thank lynn34667
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highland park is such a nice and relaxing place. Great for walks. I live seeing peoples wedding pictures that were taken at the park.

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Thank Carre2016
Greece, New York
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome but crowded. Avoid crowds by going before or after festival. Azaleas and Rhodes bloom before festival and are beautiful. Soon after the festival, a gorgeous Tree Peony garden blooms and, in June, there are spectacular blooms in the Louisiana and Japanese garden. This garden was created on the ?th anniversary of the establishment of a relationship with a sister... More 

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Rochester, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lilac Festival isn't the only reason you should visit Highland Park. The park is huge and beautiful. It's great for all manner of parties, picnics, and for nice calming walks. It's also huge! You can go to the awesome Lamberton Conservatory or to the stage in the Bowl. You can visit Warner Castle and the Sunken Gardens. There's a... More 

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Thank megan m
New York State
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highland Park is a beautiful park in the midst of a city. It is well-known for the lilac festival, although I prefer to go when the festival is not going on as the park itself can be appreciated more without all the noise and commotion of the festival. There are nice meandering walkways and benches, and besides the lilacs there... More 

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Thank justmeinRachacha
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lilac Festival is the oldest and largest festival in Rochester and the first one of the year. Every year people from all 50 states and several countries attend the festival. There are over 500 varieties of lilacs and hundreds of thousands of other flowers through the park. Attendance is free and there are many food vendors.

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Thank Bernie G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always enjoy this park. It usually has a few other people around so it doesn't feel deserted. Only overcrowded during Lilac Festival. Plenty of benches if you need a break after walking the big hills. Be sure to get a good look at the city from the reservoir.

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Thank Elizabeth W
Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is truly a treasure year round but no time is more spectacular than spring and Lilac season - the Lilac Fest is great but so is wandering among the wonderful lilacs in addition to the other greenery and just enjoying the sounds and smells of nature

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Brockport, New York
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Must do experience! We make sure we do this park at least 2-3 times a year. The spring of course is the main attraction, from daffodils, tulips, pansies, and magnolias to the famous Lilacs. The park itself is one discover after the other every view is more captivating than the prior one. Festival time is Grand, but we prefer... More 

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