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, a conservatory, tulip beds, pansy beds, flowering trees, tons of lilacs, viburnum, and other delights. It smelled good as soon as we got out of the car. Great for photographers too. A must visit. Anytime during May should be a winner.