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Let’s Trail Run in Putnam County!

January 13th, 2021|Blog, Events, Outdoors / Adventure|

By: Matt Young If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, any visit to Putnam County wouldn’t be complete without a visit to our new trail system, the Meeks Mountain Trails. Whether you hike or run, time on the trails has grown in popularity and if you’ll give it a try, you’ll see why. We’re especially excited about an upcoming event the Crush Run Trail Half Marathon, 5k and Kids run on Saturday, February 13th. If you’re new to running trails, it can make you a little nervous, so we’ve compiled a few tips to make your time on the trails more [...]

#ShopPutnam Holiday Gift Boxes!

November 30th, 2020|Blog, Shopping|

SOLD OUT! The window for box orders has closed. If you didn't get a chance to order a holiday gift box, let us know! We would like to continue these gift box promotions and would like feedback. Shoot us an e-mail and let us know what we should do next! Didn't make it to #PutnamWV this year? We made it easy to sample some staple Putnam County items while also giving out experiences to hang onto for a trip to Putnam County in 2021! The boxes were priced at $39 plus free shipping and below summarizes the contents of the box: [...]

Positive Putnam: Celebrate What’s Great!

November 9th, 2020|Blog, Food, Shopping|

New Initiative to Encourage Positive Reviews of Businesses and Restaurants in Putnam County TEAYS VALLEY, W.Va. (November 9, 2020) – The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and the Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau announced today a joint initiative to promote businesses and restaurants in Putnam County. The program, “Positive Putnam: Celebrate What’s Great,” aims to encourage Putnam County residents and visitors to provide positive reviews for businesses and restaurants that they frequent on sites like Google, Yelp, and Facebook. “Putnam County is a prime location that garners many visitors for weekly programs, activities and athletic events, as well as through-traffic [...]

Halloween Fun in Putnam County: October 22-25, 2020

October 22nd, 2020|Attractions, Blog, Fall|

There are lots of opportunities for some Halloween and Fall fun in Putnam County this week, and we've rounded up a list of fun below: Kids Pumpkin Painting October 22nd at 5pm Hosted by Putnam County Parks and Recreation at Valley Park Admission is free. 50 pumpkins available first come first serve. Mom & Me Pumpkin Art October 22nd at  6pm Hosted by So-Kai Clubhouse at The Commons at Valley Park $15 each, you will receive a canvas, supplies and instruction! Mystery Tour-Drive Through Trick or Treat October 23rd, 24th & 30th 6-8pm and October 31st 2-4pm Hosted by Putnam County Parks [...]

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 [...]