DELEON SPRINGS | Since 1961, folks have been making their own pancakes at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill and Griddle House located inside DeLeon Springs State Park. Breakfast crowds show up early to grab a seat at one of the wooden tables. The server takes your drink order and then flips a switch underneath to activate the griddle. Once it’s hot, she returns with two large pitchers of homemade pancake batter, a traditional batter made with unbleached white flour and a blend of five different stoneground flours. Then it’s up to you to do the rest. You pour, you flip and you eat. It’s a simple concept that brings travelers from all over the world to this serene area of Central Florida. The all-you-can-eat pancakes are $4.95 per person with fresh toppings like bananas, strawberries, pecans, apples, blueberries and real peanut butter costing a little extra. Ham, bacon, sausage patties, eggs and French toast are also available. The Old Spanish Sugar Mill is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. There’s a $6 charge for each vehicle that enters the park. You might also want to bring your swimsuit and jump in the springs just outside the restaurant’s front door or wear your hiking boots to experience the park’s many nature trails. It’s one of the best ways to spend a day in Central Florida.