Seniors Flock to Avon

Travel & Leisure magazine recently highlighted Avon as a place to spend some vacation time. I’ve been through Vail and that region of Colorado but Avon was not on my list. It is now. So welcome to Avon, called “The Heart of the Valley” some eight miles from Vail. In Avon senior visitors will discover a variety of events, recreational activities and guest shopping as well as a great spot for you gourmets.

Senior visitors can enjoy the many small boutiques and shops, cafes and bakeries that are all close and convenient. Beaver Creek Stables operates horseback riding stables in the Vail Valley to provide you with one of the most exhilarating outdoor activities on your Colorado vacation.

 What Senior Citizens Can Do In Avon

Visitors will discover a strong sense of community and family-friendly atmosphere in Avon. Whether skiing, hiking, paddling the Eagle River or enjoying a leisurely day in town, seniors find that launching your mountain adventures from Avon is easy and convenient.

With 6,500 year-round residents, plus another 3,500 part-time residents, Avon offers a small mountain town atmosphere with a multitude of recreational opportunities, special events and parks with open space and trails, and a mix of local and national shops and restaurants. Lodging ranges from the economically friendly to the downright opulent.

Take at look at all the attractions in and around Avon.  Overall, Avon is a good pick for visitors who need a little more activity in their life, or just a new twist on fun that seniors will enjoy… concerts, festivals and the site of the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships.

Take advantage of secluded hiking trails, steep single track, exhilarating whitewater rapids, a scenic horseback ride, a hot air balloon ride, a rugged Jeep tour, fish the Gold Medal waters of Gore Creek, hit the greens, play tennis, take a dip in the world’s largest natural hot springs, the list goes on and on.

 The Heart of Avon

At the heart of Avon is Nottingham Park which serves as a beautiful setting for walking, jogging or bicycling and ice-skating and 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.

Dubbed the ‘commercial core’ of the Eagle Valley, Avon is where you’ll find great shopping in no short supply. Hiking, biking along the paved trails that snake through the entire valley, mountain biking in extreme proportions at nearby Vail, and more things to do in the snow than you thought possible. It’s all waiting for you in Avon. So stop in on your next Colorado vacation. jeb

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