Highland Park

Rochester, New York

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The nation’s largest and most diverse collection of lilacs highlights this Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, the jewel of Monroe County’s park system. Beginning at the purple crosswalk—a crossing that gets a fresh coat of lilac-colored paint every other year—this walk wanders through the collection of more than 1,200 lilac plants, representing more than 500 varieties, many of which were developed here in Rochester by the city’s and county’s horticulturalists. Most of the lilacs usually bloom during the second and third weeks.
Hiking through History New York

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Hiking through History New York

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)

The nation’s largest and most diverse collection of lilacs highlights this Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, the jewel of Monroe County’s park system.

Beginning at the purple crosswalk—a crossing that gets a fresh coat of lilac-colored paint every other year—this walk wanders through the collection of more than 1,200 lilac plants, representing more than 500 varieties, many of which were developed here in Rochester by the city’s and county’s horticulturalists. Most of the lilacs usually bloom during the second and third weeks.

© 2016 Randi Minetor /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Rochester
Distance: 1.1
Elevation Gain: 103 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 40 minutes
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Monroe County Parks Department, 100 Reservoir Ave., Rochester 14620; (585) 271-5420; monroecounty.gov/parks-highland.php
Local Maps: Park map available at monroecounty.gov/File/HighlandPark(1).pdf
Driving Directions: Directions to Highland Park

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