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 [...]

Putnam County Dining Guide – Fall 2019

November 8th, 2019|Blog, Food|

Putnam County has a wide variety of wonderful restaurants just waiting to be sampled. Whether you’re in the mood for biscuits, barbecue, burgers, tacos, or curry, there’s no shortage of options. Here’s a list of a few of our favorite spots that range from mind-blowing bar food to terrific Thai dishes and everywhere in between. Let’s dive in!   Bridge Café & Bistro It’s the most important meal of the day, and it can also be the most delicious. Bridge Café and Bistro serves up some of the finest brunch and breakfast food in Putnam County. Menu items include farm [...]

Gritt’s Fun Farm 2019 Season Is Here

September 20th, 2019|Attractions, Blog, Fall|

Brad Gritt, the general manager at Gritt’s Farm, told us, “you don’t end up out here by accident.” It’s true, you don’t find yourself standing on hundreds of acres of Gritt’s Farm property without intention, but, as with most things in life, the effort is well worth the payoff. Located in Buffalo (within an hour’s drive of both Charleston and Huntington) Gritt’s Farm has been in operation since 1927 growing various produce, trees, shrubs, flowers --- if you can name it, they can likely grow it. As growing season turns to harvest season, crisp air blows over the hills of [...]