This waterfall is in the village of Philadelphia.
From the intersection of US 11 and NY 26, follow NY 26 north
for only 250 feet or so. The first left is Garden
Road. You will cross a bridge and the upper falls
will be on the left. Just past here is the Village
of Philadelphia Wastewater Collection and Treatment Facility.
||44° 09' 31.04"
||75° 42' 34.65"
||In the village of Philadelphia
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This is a very interesting
location. There are four distinct drops here. A nice
little cascade is just
below a hydro dam. Below that the river splits into three
channels around a number of islands. This waterfall, which we
are referring to as Philadelphia Left Falls, is formed on river
If you walk behind the guiderail and down the hill
by the Philadelphia Wastewater Collection and
Treatment Facility sign, bear right. There is a concrete
pad part way down the hill and this waterfall can be seen
through the chain link fence on your right, just before that
pad. Although you have a nice close-up view of the
waterfall, photo opportunities are not as positive because of
This is a gentle step type waterfall
cascading through a crevice in the ground.
though this is technically one waterfall location, to do justice
to all four drops, which all have their own personality, we are
providing four pages. Please also visit Philadelphia Upper
Falls, Philadelphia Right Falls
and Philadelphia Center Falls.
The Indian River flows through Black Lake. Then it joins
the Oswegatchie River which flows to the St. Lawrence River in Ogdensburg.
Last update: April 30, 2016