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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 [...]

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 [...]