The laughter of children spills out over the spring-fed swimming area. It’s the last week before school starts, and everyone wants to feel the bliss of these cool, 72-degree waters one more time before summer melts away.
Take a swim, and then line up for breakfast at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill (pictured) to cook your own pancakes on a tabletop griddle. “My father had a bakery on Broadway in New York before he ran the Sugar Mill. He thought the griddles were a great way to stir up interest over food,” says Patty Schwarze, who runs the restaurant now. It worked. Families love it. www.floridastateparks.org/deleonsprings or (386) 985-4212.