Respecting the Signs at Bash Bish Falls in Mount Washington, MA
It’s been called the most dangerous waterfall in the world by AOL Travel, but you’d be hard-pressed to believe it when you visit. After all, Bash Bish is an idyllic 200-foot-tall series of cascades that bounces down from the Taconic Mountains, culminating in a 60-foot double fall that forms a frothy, too-good-to-be-true V where it crashes into the sparkling pool below. This is the kind of place where, if you wait long enough, surely a rainbow will touch down and a unicorn will step from the thicket. Located in southwestern Massachusetts, Bash Bish is accessible by easy hiking trails on both sides of the state line, and draws families who splash at the base of the falls. This? Dangerous?! It’s when people start climbing the falls, with its crumbling rock face and uneven footing, that people start getting hurt. All told, 25 people have died here over the past century. If joining their ranks isn’t part of your plan, I recommend sticking to a hike and snapping a photo (with a tripod, turn your F-stop waaay up and your shutter speed waaay down for that cool, silky white bridal veil effect).