On hot days (which are frequent here), locals head out to a swimming hole called Power Dam. The spot itself is off 400 E—take Mill Creek Drive to Powerhouse Lane and park at the end of the road—and it’s a short one-mile hike up to the water. You’ll find a lower section where slippery rocks form a makeshift slip ‘n slide and an upper section where braver kids can jump from tall overhangs into the water; jumps are as low as ten feet or as high as 40 feet, so you can build up your courage over the course of the day. Photo: Tyler McFall

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