Travelers say this tiny island near Niagara Falls is a magical, fairytale place. Located at the end of a scenic walking trail its picturesque beauty is nearly impossible to capture, but the stunning walk, colorful foliage and numerous birds continue to draw photographers still eager to try.
The islands are named after the daughters of General Parkhurst Whitney, who was the first to visit all three of the small islands with his children in toe. Proud of their accomplishment—particularly because there were no bridges connecting the islands at the time, and the girls navigated the frozen waters by balancing on blocks of ice—he asked that the owners allowed him to name the third island after his daughters. Today, Three Sisters Island is easier to access and a popular stop for travelers in search of a bit of peace and beauty at the falls.
The islands are located about 500 yards east of the Horseshoe Falls near the southeast side of Goat Island.