Ever wonder where the most dangerous spots in Massachusetts are? We’ve put together a list of the most deadly places across the state, so that you have a better shot at keeping your loved ones safe and sound.
1. Bash Bish Falls, Mount Washington
Bash Bish Falls may be the most spectacular waterfall in Massachusetts, but it's also one of the most deadly tourist attractions in the world, according to AOL. More than 25 people have drowned or fallen to their deaths at the falls in the past 100 years alone.
2. Intersection of Bridge Street & Veterans of Foreign Wars Highway, Route 38, Lowell
According to MassDOT, this place was the site of 125 crashes between 2011 and 2013. This makes it the most dangerous intersection in Massachusetts.
3. Intersection of Pleasant Street & West Street, Route 27, Brockton
According to MassDOT, this place was the site of 102 crashes between 2011 and 2013. This makes it the second-most most dangerous intersection in Massachusetts.
4. Chatham Beaches
The beaches of Chatham may be absolutely stunning, but the area is also known for being a shark sighting hot spot. This is due in large part to the high number of seals on beaches and in the water, which attract great white sharks. Your chances of being bitten are low – the area went almost 76 years without an attack until 2012 – but still, Chatham is definitely one of the riskier spots in Massachusetts to take a dip.
5. New Bedford
According to the most recent FBI violent crime statistics, New Bedford is the most violent city in Massachusetts. It had the highest violent crime rate per resident in the state, followed by Fall River. That being said, both cities are absolutely wonderful places to live and visit, as long as you play it safe and use common sense.
6. Mount Zion, Quabbin Reservoir
The state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife have established a colony of venemous timber rattlesnakes on this small, uninhabited island in the Quabbin Reservoir. The island is off limits to visitors...but timber rattlesnakes can swim.
7. Storrow Drive, Boston
Storrow Drive has one of the highest traffic incident rates in the state. This road, with its confusing signage and lane demarcation, is notorious for its ability to inspire road rage in Boston drivers.
Can you think of any other incredibly dangerous or deadly spots in Massachusetts? Let us know!