Avon, Colorado Visitor Information
Located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain and ten miles west of Vail, Avon, Colorado serves residents and visitors as a commercial and recreational hub. Avon exudes a friendly, hometown atmosphere and is home to the Rocky Mountain region's largest 4th of July celebration each summer.
At the heart of Avon is Nottingham Park, which serves as a beautiful setting for walking, jogging or bicycling and ice-skating or hockey in the winter. The park is named after the Nottingham family, who settled Avon at the turn of the 19th century. Although Avon has been incorporated as a town since 1978, the Nottingham legacy lives on as the namesake for the lake that is the town's centerpiece. These early English immigrants were said to have named the area Avon because it reminded them of the Avon River Valley in England, birthplace of William Shakespeare.
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