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' 32.96"
||75° 42' 33.79"
||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 Right 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. Unfortunately, this
is the most difficult of the four falls to see or photograph.
If you continuing walking along the river bank, you will see
this waterfall off to the right. You can get to it by
canoe or kayak from the stream. It is our understanding
that the property is privately owned but have been told there is
not a problem with wading in the river to get to it.
We have not been able to make contact with the owners to confirm
that. In fact, when the plant is producing power,
is the most
impressive of the four at this site. It is certainly the
steepest and tallest plunge.
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 Center Falls and
Philadelphia Left 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 14, 2017