In its sixth year, the Butler County Donut Trail in Butler County, Ohio continues to bring in visitors and revenue for local businesses. The special year-round promotion highlights the area’s donut shops by asking Trail participants to collect stamps and fill in an official passport at each required location. Passports can be picked up in participating donut shops or downloaded from the Donut Trail website. Once completed, each passport can be redeemed for a complimentary Donut Trail T-shirt.
With National Donut Day set to take place on Friday, June 4, the Butler County Visitors Bureau (BCVB) is inviting individuals to kick off the summer travel season by completing the nation’s first-ever donut trail on National Donut Day. To mark this occasion, BCVB is giving away five pairs of special edition Donut Trail shoes.
The Donut Trail launched in January 2016 and features a dozen locally owned, mom-and-pop donut shops. The trail spans 80 miles and takes approximately 4.5 hours to complete. Since its inception, over 28,000 people from all 50 states and 23 countries have completed the Donut Trail, bringing in over $3.5 million in economic impact into Butler County, Ohio.
“Butler County, Ohio, is proud to be home to one of the highest numbers of donut shops per capita in the Midwest, with one donut shop for every 17,000 residents,” says Mark Hecquet, president and chief executive officer of the Butler County Visitors Bureau. “The Donut Trail is just one of the many unique and innovative experiences in Butler County that provide lasting memories for families and individuals alike.”
New this year, BCVB has introduced its Donut Concierge, a dedicated service staffed by tourism experts. The concierge helps with all Donut Trail-related questions and assists in planning a Donut Trail trip.