A sampling of donuts available at the small, family-run stores along the Butler County Donut Trail. ERIC SCHWARTZBERG/STAFF

‘Donut Trail’ now open for travel

Ohio’s first and only Donut Trail was unveiled today by the Butler County Visitors Bureau.

The Butler County Donut Trail highlights small, family-run donut shops and invites visitors to explore Butler County through donuts.

Participating donut shops along the trail represent a combined 227 years of donut-making experience and include:

A Donut Trail passport is available for donut fans to log their journey through Butler County, which boasts one of the highest numbers of donut shops per capita in the Midwest, according to the visitors bureau.

Each participating donut shop displays a coded decal. Those who fill in the passport with all correct codes earn a complimentary Donut Trail t-shirt.

Tapping into the sweet enthusiasm for these sugary confections was an easy choice for the Butler County Visitors Bureau, according to its executive director, Mark Hecquet.

“The Donut Trail is a great way to explore Butler County,” Hecquet said. “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.”

For more information on the Butler County Donut Trail, or to download the Donut Trail Passport or map, visit www.GetToTheBC.com/Donut-Trail.