De Leon Springs, Florida

Though it is home to about 2,000 residents, the majority of De Leon Springs is made up by De Leon Springs State Park. The park covers 611 acres of Volusia County, and is built around a natural sulfur spring, which flows at a rate of about 20 million gallons a day. It protects many animals such as alligators, white-tailed deer, turtles, and otters, as well as several bird species, including the American bald eagle.

Open to the public every day of the year, there's a lot of nature to enjoy here. De Leon Springs is a naturally round swimming area where guests are more than welcome to swim, snorkel, and scuba dive in the pretty clear waters. The springs used to power a sugar cane mill and later a grist mill that turned corn into flour during the Civil War. Now you'll find trails for hikers, walkers, and runners. Visitors can enjoy viewing the wildlife and subtropical forest that is home to a large, old cypress tree. There is a boat tour that visitors can check out that take you through the De Leon Springs State Park and Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge and a playground for the younger kids as well as picnic pavilions and a restaurant. 

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Small U Pick Farm that allows anyone to come and pick muscadine grapes from the Vineyard. 

Volusia Speedway Park located near Barberville in Volusia County, Florida, featuring a 1/2-mile dirt oval and a 1/8-mile dirt oval for karts.