The town of Avon is located along the east banks of the Genesee River but takes its name from the River Avon in England. The town began as a stagecoach crossing community and grew with the arrival of the Erie Railroad. Throughout the 19th century, Avon was a popular spa and resort destination thanks to its natural mineral springs. Visitors also came from miles around to enjoy the harness track racing.
Today, Avon is home to several popular attractions, including the East Avon Flea Market, a vintage Drive-In movie theater, and the Genesee Valley Kart Club, one of the longest-running Go-Kart asphalt tracks in the state. When exploring the village, head down Genesee St., South Ave., Clinton St., Temple St., and East Main for the best sites.