Rt. 60 Ramble

July 13th, 2020|Attractions, COVID-19, Outdoors / Adventure|

We partnered with the Charleston, Huntington Area, and Barboursville CVBs to launch the Rt. 60 Ramble, a campaign highlighting safe activities such as outdoor recreation, public art, and historic sites in West Virginia’s Metro Valley. The cooperative initiative works to highlight opportunities for socially-distanced activities that residents and visitors alike might not already be aware of. Follow the Rt. 60 Ramble on Instagram “Even those of us working on this project have been surprised to learn about things to do right in our backyard that we had no idea existed. We hoped that by bringing attention to these sites that [...]

Off the Beaten Path – Activities for Keeping Your Distance

April 13th, 2020|Attractions, Blog, COVID-19, Outdoors / Adventure|

As things slowly return to normal, we know taking precautions against COVID-19 are top of mind as we go out again. Here are some ideas for activities in #PutnamWV that are a little more off the beaten path to help you avoid crowds. Esther and Norman Walter Memorial Nature Park | Red House, WV This 25-acre nature preserve with a one mile loop trail is a great place to spot native species of trees and other plants. Located on Wilkie Road off W.Va. 34 northeast of Red House, the trail is an easy hike with plenty of marked species of [...]

#PutnamWV At Home

April 9th, 2020|Attractions, Blog, COVID-19, Shopping|

While we're staying home and healthy as best we can, we wanted to share some businesses and organizations offering at-home classes and activities to keep you engaged and connected. Note: Some online activities are free and some require payment - check listings to learn more.  ___________________ Children Putnam County Library - Online storytime and programming online. Their digital library is also full of free audiobooks, ebooks, and more. Putnam Princess Parties - Schedule a FaceTime chat with your favorite character. The Grove - Storytime for children and bible studies for adults   Exercise & Wellness Pilates Plus - Online yoga, [...]

Shop Small in Putnam County This Weekend!

November 29th, 2019|Blog|

Putnam County is home to many great things for visitors and locals to experience, but one of the highlights is the many, many locally owned small businesses with unique shopping offerings. Whether you are looking for handmade treasures, sports gear, precious gem jewelry, home décor, or fresh beautiful flower arrangements, you’ll the perfect item here when you shop small in Putnam County. Check out some of the great Shop Small Saturday specials you’ll find from the passionate small business owners in #Putnamwv. AlexanderReann: Located in The Commons Marketplace at Valley Park. Offering 40% off all purchases, in store and online! Almost [...]

48 Hours in Putnam County

November 8th, 2019|Blog|

One of West Virginia’s best kept secrets isn’t so much “off the beaten path” as it is along the beaten path. Putnam County sits alongside I-64 between Huntington and Charleston and is a perfect spot if you want easy access to those cities, but to experience small town charm with lots of can’t-miss activities. Here’s our 48 Hour Guide to some of Putnam County’s unique offerings.   Day 1 Morning Explore Eleanor Park Biking/Hiking Trails & Valley Park Is there any better way to start your day than with a long, relaxing walk or bike ride? Get that blood pumping [...]