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.Put Goat Island and other Niagara Falls attractions into our Niagara Falls online road trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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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First of all, you can walk to Goat Island, or you can drive there and park in one of the lots for $15.00, and hop on the Trolley which makes stops all over the Island, hop on hop off. We stayed at... more »
There is so much to see on Goat Island and it's all very walkable. Just follow the signs and the paths. Probably a good idea to know what's there before you go. 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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