Project ASTRIDE is located at:
Avon Hills Paints and QuarterHorses, Inc.
Owners: Rick and Marlys Backes
32553 County Rd 50
Avon Hills is a privately owned facility. Visitors are welcome by appointment only.
Directions from St Cloud:
From Crossroads Center go west on Division (which becomes Streans County Road 75) through Saint Joseph. Merge onto I-94 and take the Avon exit. Go left over the interstate and go left onto Co Rd 50 (Frontage road) Go approx 1/2 mile take a right staying on Co Rd 50 (Columbia Gear) Avon Hills Paints and QuarterHorses is 8/10 of a mile on the Right.
From outlying areas take such routes as:
Sartell - 133 to St Joe (Co Rd 75) etc.
Cold Spring - Co Rd 50
Rice - County Rds 1 to 17 to 9 (Holdingford) to Co Rd 50 (through Avon) etc.
From the west - I-94 to Avon exit. Go south off exit and immediately follow Co Rd 50 etc.
The driveway has two stone pillars on either side over which is an archway stating "Avon Hills". Brown steel pipe fencing follows the driveway up and there is a full size statue of a paint horse on the left as you go up the hill.
Please drive slowly!