My girlfriend has always wanted to stand behind a waterfall. I'm hoping to propose to her at one. Anybody know of any near Maryland, USA?

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    How far are you willing to go? New York? California? Europe? Canada? – Mark Mayo Aug 17 '12 at 20:05
  • @MarkMayo: Let's just read that as "Nearest waterfalls you can walk behind to Maryland, USA". But Europe might have to wait until the honeymoon (-; – hippietrail Aug 17 '12 at 21:07
  • It was more that those are the places I'd found so far with them, so was wondering if NY was close enough, then dumped in the other 3 as well :) – Mark Mayo Aug 17 '12 at 21:40
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    Niagara Falls is the canonical waterfall in North America, and you can walk behind it (though it's not terribly romantic in a concrete tunnel with hundreds of other people wearing a disposable poncho raincoat.) – Kate Gregory Aug 17 '12 at 22:51
  • @MarkMayo Ideally we're talking a day trip from Frederick, MD. – InvisibleBacon Aug 20 '12 at 17:44

If you and your girlfriend are willing to go for a hot summer hike and cold swim, there is Upper Little Stoney Falls in the Jefferson National Forest - Hanging Rock Day Use Area, near Dungannon, Virginia.

Waterfall photos: http://www.waterfall-picture-guide.com/upper-little-stoney-falls.html

  • That looks potentially romantic indeed! At least for outdoors types. I wouldn't want to arrive at the spot with a tired and annoyed girlfriend though! – hippietrail Aug 18 '12 at 9:22
  • This looks really good. Only downside is the 4 1/2 hour drive from where I live (Frederick, MD). I'll consider it though. Any other suggestions? – InvisibleBacon Aug 20 '12 at 17:43

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