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Things to do in Avon, Colorado

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Make the Most of Your Visit to Avon

Only eight miles from Vail Resort, Avon is often called “the heart of the Vail Valley.” Also, Avon is the gateway to Beaver Creek Resort. But there are tons of things to do in Avon, Colorado. With Nottingham Lake at its center, Avon offers much to visitors. In short, affordable ski hotels, great restaurants and shopping are only part of the town’s appeal. It also hosts a slew of destination events, such as the famous Beaver Creek Rodeo and numerous triathlons just to name a few. Check out the event calendar for a full listing of events.

Avon’s picturesque Nottingham Lake offers Standup Paddle Board and yoga in summer and ice skating in winter. There’s year-round lakeside picnicking and elaborate playgrounds for the kids. Meanwhile, basketball courts, pickleball courts, tennis courts, soccer fields and a recreational path are available. Additionally, the Avon Recreation Center and Avon Library are right next door. Therefore, visitors always have tons of things to do – even when the weather is bad.

All Beaver Creek Resort visitors will pass through this small town on their way to the resort. Consequently, the town has many commendable ski rental and ski repair shops. (Also, many of these offer bike rentals and service as well.) You’ll find shopping for anything you need for outdoor sports at Beaver Creek Resort. Incidentally, you’ll also find many options for massage, yoga and fitness services. Just in case all the skiing, mountain biking and hiking make you sore!

In summer, kayakers enjoy visiting Avon for the whitewater park. Located under “Bob the Bridge,” the park’s water features are aptly named, Baby Bob, Bob Jr., and Bob Sr. The whitewater park offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced paddling opportunities. However, it’s just as much fun for onlookers! It’s just a few blocks from town center and has a spectator viewing terrace and large flat boulders along the river’s edge for seating. If you’re not into kayaking, it’s a great way to laze away an hour on vacation.

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Kids Activities in Avon

First there’s Walking Mountains Science Center. Then there’s Nottingham Lake. Then there’s Avon Rec Center. You won’t have trouble finding kids activities in Avon. But you might have trouble deciding on one! Find a full listing of all Avon kids activities! 

Things to do in Avon

Whether you come to Avon to visit Beaver Creek Resort or want to explore the surrounding areas, you’ll find both outdoor activities AND indoor activities. Biking, golf, skiing, fishing. Escape rooms, tasting flights at local breweries, make your own jewelry…. More Avon activities…

Ski Rentals for Beaver Creek

There are numerous ski rental and tune shops in Avon and Beaver Creek. Many have multiple locations making pickup convenient – or even hotel delivery. You can also find any outdoor gear you forgot, the latest products and fast, convenient repairs and tunes. Find a shop...

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