Avon was originally settled in 1645 as part of Farmington. It was known as Northington, or the North Parish of Farmington, until it was incorporated as a separate town in 1830, taking its name from the Avon River in England. The town covers 22.6 square miles, or 14,454 acres and has 6,993 households.
First Company Governor's Horse Guards is the oldest continuously active mounted cavalry unit in the United States. Troop drills every Thursday night are open to the public. Founded in 1788 by Hartford veterans of the Revolutionary War. Come by and see the beautiful horses.
The Farmington Valley Arts Center (FVAC) has the arts spectrum covered. Whether you want to discover and nurture your own creativity and artistic abilities, visit with one or more of the 25 resident studio artists who create and sell their works on-site or browse and shop in the Arts Center's two galleries, you are invited to connect to this creative community that has evolved into one of the region's most innovative centers for artistic exploration. http://www.artsfvac.org
Farmington River tubing
92 Main Street
New Hartford, CT 06057
Farmington River Tubing will put you and your friends in their specially designed river tubes for a 2.5 mile ride down the wild and scenic Farmington River. Traveling over three sets of rapids, you'll experience a thrill as you splash through the white water.
150 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens and adults. Every part of science will be at a visitor's fingertips, from Physics to Forensics, Geology to Astronomy.