With hotter and humid weather upon us, it’s time to decide where to cool off. We could always stay indoors with the air conditioning but who wants to do that after being cooped up all winter? Lakes, rivers, pools, and water parks are also great options, but what about a short hike to a waterfall that spills right into a lovely little pool? If that sounds like a good idea to you, then make your way to Ferne Clyffe State Park in Goreville.

Are you ready to head out on a waterfall hike and cool off in a natural swimming hole? What is your favorite swimming hole in Illinois? Please let us know in the comments! For information on Big Rocky Hollow Trail, visit the AllTrails webpage.

Interested in other places to cool off? Make some plans to visit the most gorgeous beaches in Illinois this summer.

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