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Highland Park

171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
+1 585-753-7275
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Just wandering

This park packs alot into a smallish package. Large trees, hills and hollows, a water feature and... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
Lori B
via mobile

great place to walk or run. Home of Rochester's lilac festival. There's a resevoir thats fun to... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2016
Rochester, New York
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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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171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This park packs alot into a smallish package. Large trees, hills and hollows, a water feature and indoor conservatory just to name a few. The paved walkways help with access but be prepared to push hard on some of the inclines. Going off road there...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 29 November 2016

great place to walk or run. Home of Rochester's lilac festival. There's a resevoir thats fun to walk/run around. lots to do!

Thank jfavk
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The lilac festival is a great time to visit highland park. The landscaping is beautiful and the trails are well paved. It is a lot of hill to climb up and around though.

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Aptly describes the beautiful setting created by F L Olmstead. Trees from every nation through the trails to beautify each season. My favorite Magnolias and Chestnuts in the Spring with tulips, pansies, azaleas, rhodedendrum along side. Beat the crowd and commercial hoopla to see the...More

1  Thank Susan K
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The entire park and reservoir are beautiful and spacious. But, if you can...try to visit around the lilac blossoming time. There are hundreds of lilac bushes that permeate the air with their sweet smell. A wonderful walk through the park. There is the Lilac Festival-...More

1  Thank eml562015
Reviewed 19 November 2016

No matter what season it is this is a wonderful park to explore! Yes it is know for it's Lilac Festival but it has so much more to offer. We always come before the festival starts to avoid the crowds and to get an early...More

2  Thank mcmomny
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The lilacs are incredible and many varieties.The park has very wonderful walking trails and a good place to relax.

Thank joanne v
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I love this park! Walk the easy paths or sit in the grass. Spring: magnolias and lilac. Lilac festival. Summer: shade trees to sit under and grass to run in. Autumn: changing colors of the trees Winter sledding. Nice playground. The conservatory is a great...More

Thank DPAW H
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We loved exploring here on a beautiful August day. Enjoyed walking through the grounds and visiting inside as well. Learned a lot in the process. This is a spot to enjoy in every season of the year for an entirely different experience.

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Highland park offers a very beautiful walk that is very accessible. It's not strenuous, but a peaceful walk through a beautiful Rochester area.

Thank Mary M
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Chloe L
27 November 2017|
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Response from Donna L | Reviewed this property |
Not dumb! Good question! Yes it is. It’s a great place to walk and sled too!
8 June 2017|
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Response from Diana R | Reviewed this property |
As with others, I'm sorry I did not see this question before your visit. I hope you had a wonderful time, and that you saw the lilacs (which sometimes get forgotten among the razzmatazz of the part of the festival that is... More