Avon is a picturesque piece of Colorado world and a residence place to a family community, founded once upon a time by some of the earliest immigrants to come from England. Nowadays, the reminiscence of its origin lies coded in its name, which was once given to the town, because the area reminded the first settlers of England and in particular the Avon River Valley (which by the way is W. Shakespeare’s birthplace). Centrally located in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Avon is easily reached along Interstate 70 at Exit 167. Driving down to the road passes by some of the exceptional in their beauty views of Colorado. The town is comfortably positioned at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, which is about 10 miles away from Vail. Its geographic and socially experienced characteristics have raised it the nickname – ‘Heart of the Valley’. And you will not feel misleaded when visiting the town on your own. It really is a cozy and friendly place to locals and travelers.
Avon works as a commercial, also a recreational hub of the region. After the undertaken renovation project, concerning the town center zone visitors enjoy the pretty new pedestrian-friendly environment for dining and shopping, inspired by the unmatchable mountain scenery all around.
Getting the delight of a leisurely day in town or choosing to go snowboarding, skiing, ice skating, hockey during the winter or fishing, biking, hiking, or hanging out in the park in the summer, maybe even paddling the Eagle River will always make your day to the best.
Free shuttle bus will take you in no time to Avon Station. There catching the Riverfront express – a high speed gondola, leads you to Beaver Creek Landing – in a few minutes you are on the scenic slopes. No matter the season it is a convenience to be sincerely appreciated.
Nottingham Park is Avon’s special place of interest. Actually its name is also connected with town’s history – it belongs to the family, who exactly were the first to settle Avon at the turn of the 19th century. There you could decide to take a walk around or do some jogging or bicycling, replaced by ice-skating and hockey in the winter, and you will always experience the beauty and calm goodness of the area.
A multitude of special events burst out in Nottingham Park: an Annual Egg Hunt;, the largest firework show held in the area of Colorado Rockies; many fun happenings and entertainment shows, a kind of biathlon race series; and the Lakeside Cinema – free family movies in the park.
Avon’s Recreation Center stands just across the park. A facility as large as 40 thousand square foot, as 140 of them taken by the indoor water slide and a huge pool. Just another quick walk down the road brings you in front of the new Whitewater Park. It is great that the specificity of the river’s watercourse gives naturally admirable surfing opportunities – for beginners, intermediates and advanced masters, as well for kayakers and even a nice public area to enjoy the surroundings.
Avon vacation home rentals provides many options for spending your time at best in Colorado and all of them include great surroundings and beautiful nature.
Grace Bailey is a passionate traveler, dreamer and content writer. She enjoys writing about interesting and attractive destinations.