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Luna Island is one of popular viewpoints in Niagara Falls State Park of New York. (You can make Niagara Falls a part of your Western New York road trip!)

Luna Island is where you go on the American side when you want to see 2 of the waterfalls of Niagara Falls up close.

 

Top of Niagara Falls from Luna Island

You can experience the magnificence of the 2 of the waterfalls of Niagara Falls on the American side from the top of the waterfalls!

 

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If you don’t see the Luna Island video above, you can watch it on youtube.

 

 

What waterfalls can you see from Luna Island?

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You can see where part of the Niagara River flows to become Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls on 2 side of Luna Island. The river is basically flowing around Luna Island to become Niagara Falls!

 

 

1. Top of American Falls from Luna Island

Luna Island, Niagara River to American Falls. new york travel blog
👆 Looking back to where the water of American Falls flows from.

 

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Top of Niagara Falls: Luna Island, American Falls. What waterfalls can you see from Luna Island? How to see American Falls in New York USA. niagara falls ny. new york travel blog

Top of Niagara Falls: Luna Island, American Falls. What waterfalls can you see from Luna Island? How to see American Falls in New York USA. niagara falls ny. new york travel blog

Top of Niagara Falls: Luna Island, American Falls. What waterfalls can you see from Luna Island? How to see American Falls in New York USA. niagara falls ny. new york travel blog
👆 Looking “forward” to where the water flows to… aka American Falls!

 

If you don’t see the Luna Island video above, you can watch it on youtube.

 

 

2. Top of Bridal Veil Falls from Luna Island

Luna Island, Niagara River to Bridal Veil Falls. new york travel blog
👆 Looking back to where the water of Bridal Veil Falls flows from.

 

Luna Island, Niagara River to Bridal Veil Falls. new york travel blog

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Top of Niagara Falls: Luna Island, Bridal Veil Falls. What waterfalls can you see from Luna Island? How to see Bridal Veil Falls in New York USA. niagara falls ny. new york travel blog
👆 Looking “forward” to where the water flows to… aka Bridal Veil Falls!

 

If you don’t see the Luna Island video above, you can watch it on youtube.

 

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Luna Island, Bridal Veil Falls. What waterfalls can you see from Luna Island? How to see Bridal Veil Falls in New York USA, cave of the winds. niagara falls ny. new york travel blog

Luna Island, Bridal Veil Falls. What waterfalls can you see from Luna Island? How to see Bridal Veil Falls in New York USA, cave of the winds. niagara falls ny. new york travel blog

👆 Looking down to where the water flows to… the Cave of the Winds hurricane deck!

 

If you don’t see the Niagara Falls video above, you can watch it on youtube.

 

 

Cost to go to Luna Island

The cost of going to Luna Island is your cost of parking at Niagara Falls State Park. The parking fee is around $10-15. See current fees.

If you have the annual state park pass (Empire Pass), the parking is free. If you are staying at any New York state park campground, your camping permit will allow you to get free parking as well.

Or, if you park outside of Niagara Falls State Park at one of the free parking lots near the Discover Niagara shuttle stops, then you can take the free Discover Niagara shuttle into Niagara Falls State Park.

Other than the parking fee, there is no entry fee for Niagara Falls State Park.

 

 

Parking lot near Luna Island

You access Luna Island from the Goat Island part of Niagara Falls State Park.

On Goat Island, the main parking lot is the one that you’ll come across first, also called parking lot #2. You can walk a trail to Luna Island from parking lot #2, and it will be about a 5 minute walk or less. (map)

Parking lot #2 has a chance of getting full, and if this happens, then you can then move along to parking lot #3 (which is also for RVs).

From parking lot #3, you can walk the Goat Island trail about 10-15 minutes one way to get to Luna Island. (map)

If you walk the long way along the Goat Island trail to get to Luna Island, it maybe be 20-30 minutes. Along the way you can make a detour to Three Sisters Islands and Terrapin Point. (map)

Or, you can take the Niagara Scenic Trolley that loops around Goat Island and the rest of the state park. The trolley costs around $3 per person for an all-day ticket. See current fees.

 

A bit more below about what it’s like to go to Luna Island to see Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls!

 

 

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Side note!
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Now…

Here’s a bit of what a visit to Luna Island of Niagara Falls NY is like!

aka PHOTOS!

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There are 2 trails that lead to Luna Island. You can take the stairs or you can take a paved path with no stairs.

You are basically just looking for signs to Luna Island. There are many signs around.

 

Luna Island trail. Niagara Falls State Park. new york travel blog

 

From the parking lot near Luna Island, you’ll be going in the direction of the Cave of the Winds ticket booth.

Whichever path you choose, you will eventually arrive at the bridge to Luna Island!

 

bridge to Luna Island. Niagara Falls State Park. new york travel blog

 

You will cross the bridge over the Niagara River, and this is where the river flows to become Bridal Veil Falls.

 

luna island bridge. Niagara Falls State Park. new york travel blog

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luna island bridge. Niagara Falls State Park. new york travel blog

 

Then you’ll cross the bridge, and now you are on Luna Island!

 

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👆 Looking back to the bridge from Luna Island.

 

Once you are on Luna Island, you can walk around to enjoy the views of the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls. the Niagara River, the Niagara Gorge, and Canada across the river!

 

Luna Island trail. Niagara Falls State Park. new york travel blog

Luna Island trail. Niagara Falls State Park. new york travel blog

Luna Island trail. Niagara Falls State Park. new york travel blog

 

Luna Island is pretty small and it really doesn’t matter which way you go. There is a trail that loops around Luna Island.

As you are facing Canada and the river, American Falls will be off to the right of Luna Island. You will also see the Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

 

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luna island. american falls overlook. top of niagara falls. new york travel blog

luna island. american falls overlook. top of niagara falls. new york travel blog

luna island. american falls overlook. top of niagara falls. new york travel blog

luna island. american falls overlook. top of niagara falls. new york travel blog

 

Then it’s a short walk to the other waterfalls overlook.

 

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luna island overlook trail. top of niagara falls. new york travel blog

 

As you are facing Canada and the river, Bridal Veil Falls will be off to the left Luna Island. You will also see the Cave of the Winds when you look down.

 

luna island. bridal veil falls overlook. top of niagara falls. new york travel blog

luna island. bridal veil falls overlook. top of niagara falls. new york travel blog

luna island. bridal veil falls overlook. top of niagara falls. new york travel blog

luna island. bridal veil falls overlook. top of niagara falls. new york travel blog

luna island. bridal veil falls overlook. top of niagara falls. new york travel blog

 

 

And that’s a bit about the New York viewpoint of Luna Island to see American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls!

After you’ve taken in the views of the waterfalls from Luna Island, what to do?!

Next you can go down and see Bridal Veil Falls below by going to the Cave of the Winds hurricane deck! (Bring a waterproof phone case!)

 

 

Or, take the Goat Island trail and walk from Terrapin Point to Three Sisters Islands for a different viewpoint of the Niagara River!

 

HAPPY SEEING THE TOP OF NIAGARA FALLS FROM LUNA ISLAND!

 

 

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Things to pack for your Niagara Falls vacation!

The cheapo way to waterproof your phone
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