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Highland Park

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171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
+1 585-753-7275
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Highland Park has beautiful mature trees, seasonal flower bed and paved paths that wind through out... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2016
Rochester, New York
Old park with mature trees, many seasonal treats

Of course they have the giant lilac festival, but they have so much more. The arboretum has many... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2016
Buffalo, New York
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171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
+1 585-753-7275
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Reviewed July 13, 2016

Highland Park has beautiful mature trees, seasonal flower bed and paved paths that wind through out the park. There is on street parking along the reservoir road and you can access the walking paths at this point. The Lamberton Conservatory is located here. Also a...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2016

Of course they have the giant lilac festival, but they have so much more. The arboretum has many mature specimens of unusual trees. They have a grove of paperbark maples that are probably a hundred years old, and bigger than I've seen anywhere. Also many...More

Thank gigigardner
Reviewed July 8, 2016

Great place to stroll, picnic, smell the flowers, and leave the noise of the city behind for a little while. The Annual Lilac Festival draws THOUSANDS so mid-May may not be the best time to truly experience the park. It's lovely in winter too, especially...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed July 5, 2016

This lovely park is a nice spot to visit year round. The lilac festival in May draws thousands, but I recommend a visit either before or after (unless you LOVE kettle corn and crowds)). T he Lamburton Conservatory is worth a visit, especially in the...More

Thank bridesmom2
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Picked up a lunch locally and ate in garden. Great walk around reservoir . Great flowers. Calm vibe. Arboretim recently reworked, nice stroll through. Romantic strolls, calming walks.

Thank stanroc
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting the Rochester area over the weekend. Did a search on TripAdvisor for things to do. Ran across the entry for the Highland Park and Werner Castle. Unfortunately the castle hours are for midweek and not for weekends. The garden was a disappointment,...More

Thank Bobbie M
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Highland Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who created many of this country's best known and loved public parks, including Central Park and Golden Gate Park. On a smaller scale, Highland Park holds a cherished place in the hearts of many Rochesterians and visitors...More

Thank Freespirit134
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Love lilacs so obviously love this place.there is a festival held during May that is great and of course one can always go at their own leisure thru the park. Very nice.

Thank sunshinesNYS
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Whether it be in May for the annual Lilac Festival, or any other time of year, Highland Park is a good place to visit to experience nature at its best. You can visit the azaleas, pansies, and rhododendrons in the spring. Stop to visit the...More

Thank Sandra O
Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Highland Park is beautiful in all seasons. Spring is at its peak blooming splendor. The area of the Magnolias, Dark Pink , Light Pink, White magnificent blooms. The Lilacs this year, because the cool weather prevented them from blooming in early May, almost two weeks...More

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Debbie R
We'd like to visit in the third week of September. What will be the featured items in the Park?
May 18, 2017|
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Response from Sheryl R | Reviewed this property |
Beautiful tree-lined walks, and dogs (of course) with owners (we hope). Don't miss the Veteran's section, which has a lovely walkway featuring plaques to each one of our area's veterans--a nostalgic, educational walk even... More
Carol S
I will be coming to the Lilac Festival tomorrow with a group of 11 people, two are in wheelchairs. We will be arriving about 11:00. We will probably be in 3 or 4 cars. Where do you recommend we park - we are coming from the south into Rochester, probably Rte. 15A.
May 17, 2017|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Go to the Lilac Festival website. Google will get you there. On it there is a section for handicap parking. There is also a shuttle service that is free if that works better for you. Everything else about the festival is... More
Charles P
Nearby motels?
May 9, 2017|
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Response from Kathryn H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are hotels within 2 to 5 miles of highland park.