Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls, New York 

The Falls

Luna Island 


Luna Island is a small uninhabited island located north off Goat Island, separating the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. The island covers 3/4 acre (0.3 hectare), measuring 350 feet (110 meters) long and 130 feet (40 meters) wide, and composed mainly of a thick layer of dolomite limestone rock. Originally called Prospect Island, its current name is derived when moon-lit rainbows could be seen in the Niagara mist on a clear night from Luna Island. Today, the unique rainbow is rarely seen because of artificial lights illuminating the Niagara Falls at night.

Luna Island, Niagara Falls (New York State)

Luna Island by Kimon Berlin

Luna Island closed to the public in 1954 because of the unstable conditions of the underlying bedrock. The island was re-opened in 1972, after works to stabilize the bedrock including anti-erosion work. Luna Island is accessible from Goat Island by crossing a pedestrian bridge across the rapids of the Niagara River. While the Cave of the Winds offers a bottom-up view of the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, Luna Island offers a top-down view. The view from the island is simply breathtaking and the perfect spot for photo opportunities.
Viewing from Luna Island, Niagara Falls (New York State)

Viewing from Luna Island by Maureen


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