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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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No better place during Lilac Season in Rochester

I used to live in the neighborhood and would walk there at least once a week. Miss the peacefulness of this local treasure. It is well kept and there is nothing like it during the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fairport, New York
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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I used to live in the neighborhood and would walk there at least once a week. Miss the peacefulness of this local treasure. It is well kept and there is nothing like it during the Lilac festival time of the year. Wish I still lived in this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Highland park is gorgeous whether you're there for the annual Lilac Festival or just having a picnic in the Arboretum. Definitely a great place to just go and hang out and unwind from the busy city or busy workday.

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Thank Emily S
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lilac festival is one of the premier events in Rochester. Beautiful flowers, azaleas, rotadendrum, pansy's and ofcoarce the lilac's. Entertainment, food and unique vendors. Other times it's lovely to take a picnic or just a book, and enjoy!

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Thank Donnab17671023
Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highland Park is a treasure in the city. This park is comprised of a wide variety of trees and flowering shrubs that provide a wonderful sight. And there is also the Greater Rochester Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the Park, dedicated to the memory of 280 individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice for this nation.

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Thank Fred E
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highland park is an unexpected getaway. Whether enjoying the many trails, unique trees and landscapes, or the view from the reservoir, it is sure to please.

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Thank al007jo
New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the Lilac Festival to Lamberton Conservatory to the rhododendrons - Highland Park is a special place designed by a master, Frederick Law Olmstead. Even though it does get very busy during lilac time, most of the year it is a beautiful, peaceful park that is a pleasure to walk through. Be sure to spend the the few dollars to... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highland park is just beautiful. It's a great place to walk because of the hills. It's also a great place to just sit and enjoy the moment.

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Thank Denise521spi
Rochester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely park, especially in May when everything is in bloom. Great place to walk the dog too.

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Thank Ann V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live 7 blocks away, and feel fortunate to have such a beautiful part of history in my neighborhood. Even just driving past it every day on my way to work is beautiful, even in winter. It's like an oasis of lilacs and interesting trees and bushes in the middle of the city. There are some interesting nooks too that... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Lilac Festival in mid-May is a bucket list event. The beautiful and fragrant flowers are in abundance in Highland Park Botanical Gardens, Rochester, NY. People come from far away to experience the 10 day festival each year. There are hundreds of Lilacs in all the colors. Of course there is food and music and admition is free, paid for... More 

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