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Goat Island, Niagara Falls

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Scenic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · State Park
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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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  • alto its nice and peaceful to wonder around goat island, the view are marvels, we are still looking for the goat on the island,. 
    alto its nice and peaceful to wonder around goat island, the view are marvels, we are still looking for the goat on the island,.  more »
  • You can certainly get your steps here and get great views from many angles of the falls, but beware of visiting during the spring, it can rain, snow and winds can make temperatures feel 10 degrees... 
    You can certainly get your steps here and get great views from many angles of the falls, but beware of visiting during the spring, it can rain, snow and winds can make temperatures feel 10 degrees...  more »
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  • What a beautiful place to see the falls.
  • We had so much fun!

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