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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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  • This is a great place to add to the Canadian and American falls areas - so that you can get a more expansive view of the entire park. When we visited in 2003 we could walk out on the rocks - right out...  more »
  • Goat Island is not that big. Of course you must go to the Three Sisters- get even closer to the water and experience the wildness of the river. Easy paths, lovely views, then go back and get sprayed b...  more »
  • These little islands are a hidden gem at the Falls. If you're looking for a great place for some scenic photography this is it. Very picturesque place and gives you a great appreciation for how fast t...  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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