Highland Park, Rochester

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  • Highland park is the site of the lilac festival. It is a wonderful park to walk around taking in the beautiful views and historic landscape  more »
  • This well were spending time especially when the lilacs are in bloom the fragrance just fills the air so beautifully The park is beautiful anytime really but especially nice when lilacs bloom there ar...  more »
  • I've been coming to this park for years and love it. Whether I'm here for the Lilac Festival or to go for a run, the park always looks inviting and is well maintained. Love going to the conservatory a...  more »
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  • An excellent park and Rochester's first, considered a botanical park and is classified as an arboretum. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (the same designer of famed Central Park in NYC) this park includes an amphitheatre, botanical gardens, and a conservatory. Not to mention this is also the location of one of Rochester's reservoirs, which doubles as a very scenic location. There are enough paths and trails to get lost for hours. If your ever in the area, I suggest trying to find the Poet's Garden, a beautiful hidden part of the park.
  • What I like best about this park is that the natural features are intact: hills, valleys, ponds. It is a large, open park with paved pathways, benches, lots of grass and plants. Restrooms on site. Playground, hidden gardens, a reservoir. It makes you feel like you can get lost in nature, just a little bit, in the middle of the city.
  • Beautiful to visit Conservatory at Christmas! So many varieties of poinsettias. Several turtles, some quail and a duck make theur home here. Reasonably priced admission.
  • This is one of my favorite parks in the area. There are many great views and paved trails to take a nice walk, a run, etc. On. It is very relaxing to take a blanket and sit on the open grass hills between the lilacs. The location is central to the area and as I said a one of a kind park.
  • One of the city of Rochester's gems. The park has a bit for everyone. It has a HUGE collection of lilacs, magnolias and other flowers, it has at least one play ground, and a memorial for veterans. A must see in summer and in winter the indoor gardens is totally worth seeing.

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