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Highland Park

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Address: 171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
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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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Fantastic spring & early summer park with well laid out trails.

If you find yourself in Rochester May through June this is the park to visit. Well known for hosting the Lilac Festival in May. This park is a fantastic walking park that you can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 May 2016
Louis S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

If you find yourself in Rochester May through June this is the park to visit. Well known for hosting the Lilac Festival in May. This park is a fantastic walking park that you can wander through 100's of blooming Lilacs, Magnolias, Azaleas & Rhododendron. This park embodies what Rochester is all about a city that you can go out to... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Beautiful park with everything just coming into bloom. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the annual Lilac Festival attracted a very large crowd. Parking was difficult.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

The daughter and I drove through this park and we couldn't help but to park and get out and walk around. It has lovely well maintained pathways, beautiful gardens, clean green open spaces. So nice.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

One of the oldest parks in the country, Highland Park is beautiful in the spring and summer with the lilacs in bloom.

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Mount Morris, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I was able to visit Highland Park on 5/15 and even though the weather was terrible the lilacs were beautiful! there was great music, great food and it was a family friendly day

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

The lilacs are lovely and the lilac festival should be a fun time to be enjoyed. Sadly, due to people not knowing how to behave in public, and behave in a socially appropriate way, it is really no longer enjoyable.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Highland park hosts many events during the summer months. Lilac Fest, BBQ Fest, and many others. It's a beautifully laid out park for a quick and easy walk. A nice weekend picnic would be perfect!

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Syracuse, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

We walked through the park during Lilac Festival and it was my first visit, but definitely won't be my last!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Highland Park is a great place to walk through winding trails. There are some hills throughout the park. If you like lilacs this the park for you. I went a few days again and was a little sad because they were not in bloom yet. I plan on coming back next weekend. This also happens to be during the Lilac... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

The Park is wonderful. The Festival can be very crowded and if it is wet most of the craft folks pack up.

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