December 18, 2017

The Butler County Donut Trail - Bucket List Item!

I couldn’t wait to share this with all of you donut lovers (doughnut lovers?) out there!  I happened to be reading the State of Ohio Official Travel Guide today with my morning coffee.  (Link to the guide HERE.)  I’m always picking up print editions of travel guides when we’re on the road and hold on to many of them for help with trip planning.  I realize that there are many, many online resources and I do use a lot of them, but I’ve always loved the feel of a book in my hand and the pleasure that the slow turn of a page will bring.  Besides, who wants a “Travel” filing cabinet with empty drawers!  I’d much rather have a few glossy guides to enjoy along with a cup of coffee.  Anyway, I was reading all about Ohio and then, there it was, right on page 27 – an article about the Butler County Donut Trail!  Apparently, all you need to do is print out a Map and a Passport (find them HERE) and you can be tasting your way through Butler County!  According to the web site, there are currently 10 donut shops on the Donut Trail.  Simply stop by one of the participating shops, buy any donut you want (or donuts!) and ask the shop clerk to stamp your Passport.  Once you have all 10 stamps on your Passport, either mail the Passport to or drop it off at the Butler County Visitors Bureau in West Chester, Ohio (the address is on the passport), and you’ll receive a free Donut Trail t-shirt.  The Travel Guide also referred to a Donut Trail Selfie Station which is just icing on the . . . donut!  Sweet!  My current favorites are Krispy Kreme’s original glazed doughnut (donut?) and Dunkin’ Donuts’ chocolate cake donut (doughnut?), but this is a scavenger hunt that I could seriously get into.  Now, if I could only figure out why these companies insist on spelling doughnut/donut differently . . .  No matter how it’s spelled, the Butler County Donut Trail is going on my Bucket List!


  1. sounds like a great trail to follow!

  2. A donut trail? My hat's off to Butler County! And your taste for Krispy Kremes is evidence that you may have potential as an honorary southerner. We must look into this.

    1. Mike, I can provide further evidence of my affinity for Krispy Kreme. The official title of our 35th wedding anniversary celebration was "The Wonderfully Wacky Weekend and Krispy Kreme Doughnut Run." I kid you not and I can provide proof since it was documented in our Christmas newsletter that year. Sadly, the closest one to our home is 2 1/2 hours away. This does not make me happy.


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