Three Sisters Island, Niagara Falls

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The Three Sisters Islands are islands which lie off the west shoreline of Goat Island. The islands are part of Niagara Falls, New York.Accessible from Goat Island, the Three Sisters Islands are located just beyond the Canada/U.S. border in Niagara Falls, New York. The islands are named after Celinda, Angelina, and Asenath Whitney, (all three are buried in Oakwood Cemetery (Niagara Falls, NY) daughters of General Parkhurst Whitney of Niagara Falls, New York. General Whitney (also buried in Oakwood Cemetery (Niagara Falls, NY), was one of the more prominent early settlers of Niagara Falls, New York. The General moved to Niagara Falls, N.Y. in 1810 and is best known as the founder and operator of the Cataract House Hotel located near the upper rapids just above the falls. General Whitney’s daughters are believed to be the first settlers to have trekked to the three small islands. Before European settlers arrived in North America, Iroquois shamans made sacrifices of food and gifts on the islands and communed with He-No (Mighty Thunderer)(Ont.) Niagara Falls Public Library (Ont.
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  • Take the Goat Island entrance off Buffalo Ave, crossing the bridge with view of Rapids. There is 20 minute free limited parking lot at Three Sister Islands on Goat Island. Easy walk to three Islands o...  more »
  • We walked out here while we were at Niagara Falls State Park. Take your time and enjoy the walk and the views from the islands.  more »
  • Let me be clear. I have lived in Buffalo, 30 minutes away from Niagara Falls, for 46 years. I visit the Falls area between one and three times a year in all kinds of whether. Winter time views are mar...  more »

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Niagara Falls is home to an array of hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts within a wide price range. Many are within walking distance of the famous falls, and some even offer views from the rooms. Travelers on a budget can find reasonably priced dorm rooms at a hostel. The Deveaux neighborhood is well kept, and has a number of converted early 20th-century buildings. Accommodation near Little Italy is ideal for those on vacation who want to take advantage of Niagara Falls' dining and nightlife opportunities.
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