Ohio's first and only Donut Trail was unveiled on Jan. 20 by the Butler County Visitors Bureau. Creating a Donut Trail was a natural fit for Butler County, Ohio, which boasts one of the highest numbers of donut shops per capita in the Midwest.
The Butler County Donut Trail highlights small, family-run donut shops and invites visitors to explore Butler County through donuts. With one donut shop for every 20,000 residents, visiting a neighborhood donut shop is a favorite morning tradition across Butler County. Sharing this donut passion with visitors is a tasty way to bring Butler County cuisine to a new audience.
Featured Donut Trail locations represent a combined 227 years of donut-making experience. With a loyal fan base, Butler County's donuts inspire devotion nationwide.
"I would drive 9 hours for a Milton's pink donut, and do... since I live in Chesterfield, Virginia. Nothing beats sitting on my back porch with a couple of Milton's and a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning. Just wish they had one in Richmond!" said Mike Bogan of Chesterfield, VA.
Tapping into the enthusiasm for these sugary donut confections was an easy choice for the Butler County Visitors Bureau.
"The Donut Trail is a great way to explore Butler County. With a tremendous number of independently run donut shops, creating the Donut Trail was a fun way to highlight some of the unique and off-the-beaten path businesses that make Butler County a great place to live and visit," said Mark Hecquet, Executive Director of the Butler County Visitors Bureau.
Participating donut shops along the trail include:
Jupiter Coffee & Donuts
Mimi's Donuts & Bakery
Oxford Doughnut Shoppe
Stan the Donut Man
The Donut Spot
"Kelly's Bakery is thrilled to be part of the Butler County Donut Trail. We can't wait to welcome people to our store, our city and our corner of the Midwest," said Kelly's Bakery owner Diana Ramsey.
The Butler County Donut Trail is now open for travel. A Donut Trail passport is available for donut fans to log their journey. Each participating donut shop displays a coded decal. Visitors who fill in the passport with all correct codes earn a complimentary Donut Trail t-shirt.
For more information on the Butler County Donut Trail, or to download the Passport, please visit www.GetToTheBC.com/Donut-Trail.