Monday, May 11, 2009

Rochester's Lilac Festival

Rochester, New York is in the middle of its annual Lilac Festival. No matter what the weather (really), people flock to see the beautiful lilacs in Rochester's Highland Park. People visit from all over the country, and all over the world, to see these lilacs.

We are fortunate in that we live nearby and can visit the park at any time. We've made it a point to go to the festival either mid-week, or even better, just go see the lilacs a day or two before or after the festival. On a weekend, with beautiful weather, literally 1000's visit the park and parking nearby can be a problem. (Definitely take advantage of the parking at Monroe Community College and take the shuttle.)

If you plan on coming to the festival, be sure to wear good walking shoes. And walking on the grass is permitted. While there are paved paths throughout the park, you'll need to walk off the paths to get close to the lilac bushes, to smell their fantastic fragrances and for taking pictures.

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