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Goat Island, Niagara Falls

#6 of 13 in Parks in Niagara Falls
Scenic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · State Park
Goat Island (previously called Iris Island) is a small island in the Niagara River, in the middle of Niagara Falls between the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. The island is at the southwest corner of the City of Niagara Falls (and of Niagara County), New York, in the United States and is part of Niagara Falls State Park.

Goat Island has no residents, but is a destination for tourists visiting the falls on the U.S. side. It has several viewing points, including from Terrapin Point. Goat Island is connected to the U.S. mainland by two bridges that carry foot, car, and trackless train traffic, and to the smaller Luna Island (adjacent to the American Falls) by a pedestrian bridge. Goat Island is largely wooded and is interlaced with foot trails. The Cave of the Winds tour elevator provides access down to the foot of the falls.

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  • This is an island inside the park and it was just as well taken care of as the rest of the park. It was easy to navigate and super clean. This was also a great place to see the Horseshoe Falls...  more »
  • The history of Goat Island is so interesting and now visiting there as a park area...great views from Terrapin Point, good restaurant there as well. Cave of the Winds and lots to walk around and see  more »
  • Great place to see the American falls and the Canadian side skyline. Don't miss Terrapin Point. Parking can be costly during tourism peak times.
  • Stunning island you can go right next to falls good walk ways to. You can have bus tour only for $3 all day ... polite and friendly staff .
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