DeLand, located in Volusia County, Florida, is one of the state's small town treasures. DeLand is the county seat as well as a college town, with Stetson University's campus classified as a National Historic District. The downtown, lined with notable gift shops and restaurants, has been recognized as a national Main Street DeLand community. Special events focus on culture and the arts, history, hospitality and lifestyle. Nearby parks offer camping, picnicking, swimming, scuba diving and canoeing. Get a peek at Manatees in Blue Springs, or boat over to Hontoon Island State Park to see a cypress swamp on the St. Johns River. Explore the early settler's history at DeLeon Springs State Park, where you can griddle your own pancakes at The Old Spanish Sugar Mill, then paddle a canoe through the Florida waterway. When you need a beach for cruising or sunning, drive on the sands of Daytona, or seek out a calmer shore in New Smyrna Beach. Or hit the links at three area golf courses, including Victoria Hills voted one of the top ten course in Florida or if you are seeking an adrenaline rush, Skydive DeLand offers instruction and an the experience of a lifetime.