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Awesome park anytime !!

Highland park is a favorite place to be for us. The flowers and trees are ever changing so there is... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Susan N
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Beautiful, gorgeous park

This park is so beautiful. You can take a walk and admire the beautiful trees, or the gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Donna L
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.
171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Highland park is a favorite place to be for us. The flowers and trees are ever changing so there is something new to see every time you go !! We used to live in apartments right next to it -it was the best "back yard"...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Susan N
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This park is so beautiful. You can take a walk and admire the beautiful trees, or the gorgeous lilacs when they are in season. The park is also home to the annual lilac festival. This is held in May, usually around Mother’s Day. For a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Donna L
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The whole area smells like Lilacs in May. The paths are easy to navigate and the grounds are wonderfully maintained.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Well maintained, great place to spend with the family and just walk around. Had really good time with the kids.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank taniamanco
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I just moved to Rochester and wanted to do something outdoors. I had heard great things about Highland Park, and it didn't disappoint! I got lost inside (ended up on a dead end road) but it was very fun!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sebwanders
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Take a little time to go for a walk at Highland Park among the flowering trees and bushes. Relax, take a deep breath and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Madeleine C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is one of the nicest parks in the Rochester area, it was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who designed Central Park in New York City. In the spring, the annual Lilac Festival is held here, boasting many different varieties of lilacs, tulips and the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank EllieJavier
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Highland offers a place to walk with a friend through flowering trees and lilac bushes, as well as a variety of perrenials throughout the park. There are several benches to sit and talk, and a beautiful view of the south side of the county.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank FriendsfromNY
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Lovely Frederick Olmsted designed park. Home to the world famous Rochester Lilac Festival in May. An urban paradise!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Michele J
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We walked around the park for over an hour. I enjoyed the many flower plantings that were scattered around the park. The trees were also beautiful. We parked along the side of the road - and had no trouble finding parking.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Diane K
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Chloe L
28 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!
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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