Whether you’re planning a quiet weekend getaway or searching for family fun, Putnam County has the best West Virginia has to offer – small-town charm and a warm welcome.

If you crave bold ethnic cuisine or down-home southern cooking, the growing local food scene has flavors to please any palate. From farm-totable to spicy Thai, you’re sure to find something mouthwatering.

Putnam County - The Best Of West Virginia

Visitors stroll historic Main Street in Hurricane to browse boutiques, attend a night market at the local park, or discover Saturday’s farmers’ market. To cool off, visit Waves of Fun waterpark, or take a beginner stand-up paddleboard class along the scenic Kanawha River.

Gritt’s Fall Fun Farm offers a unique agricultural experience featuring a corn maze, apple cannon, wagon rides, and dozens of other family-friendly activities. Those looking of an adults-only experience can enjoy Gritt’s monthly farm-to-table dinners.

For the more adventurous, why not travel miles of renowned biking and hiking trails. Explorers interested in heritage tourism can also enjoy the historic town of Buffalo while driving along the scenic Rivers to Ridges Heritage Trail.

Putnam County - The Best Of West Virginia

Drive 20 minutes east to experience Charleston. With a thriving arts scene, and dozens of events each weekend, you’ll not want to miss the capitol city. Or discover Huntington, West Virginia’s second largest city, where you’ll find antique shops, the Smithsonian-affiliate Heritage Farm and Museum, and Blenko Glass Co., producing world-famous art glass.


Putnam County - The Best Of West Virginia