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The Donut Trail — Know Before You Go

Do You Dare to Donut?

Explore, devour and conquer your way through Ohio’s sweetest trail! Butler County's Donut Trail makes for a pretty sweet road-trip or weekend getaway. All you need is your passport and an empty stomach. Venture to all 13 of our local Donut Shops, get your passport stamped at each stop, and then redeem your passport for your 2020 Donut Trail T-Shirt. 

If you dare to donut... use this as a guide for planning information, Donut Trail tips, other activities along the way, and more. 

2020 T-shirt

Top Tips

  1. Grab a Passport: You can download your Official Passport and Trail Map online, pick one up at any of the Donut Shops, or pick one up at the Visit Butler County, Ohio office. 

  2. Start Early: Please be sure to check each shop’s website or Facebook page for current days and hours of operation while planning your trip. We always recommend starting as early as possible! Please be aware that some donut shops are closed on Sundays and Mondays, and some shops will close for the day once they sell out, even if it’s before their scheduled closing time. Feel free to call ahead while you travel the trail as well. 

  3. Make It A Weekend: The Donut Trail is open for travel and can be completed at your own pace. Keep in mind the trail is self-guided, so you can start and finish wherever you'd like. Visiting 13 Donut Shops in one day can be a bit of a sugar-overload, so many Trailers like to make a road-trip or weekend out of it. We recommend planning for at least two days, but it is possible to complete the Trail in one day with a very early start. 

  4. Plan Your Route: The Donut Trail has been completed by people all over the country! The trail includes 13 shops across many of Butler County's communities, so it helps if you plan your route before venturing off on your donut adventure. If you need any help planning your Donut Trail Route, feel free to give the Butler County Visitors Bureau a call at (513) 860-4194 and one of our staff members will be glad to help you. 

  5. Collect Your Sweet Reward - To redeem your passport and receive your Donut Trail T-shirt, please ensure that your passport in completely filled out before arriving to the Visit Butler County, Ohio office. The office is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. If you complete the trail on the weekend, you may also drop your passport in the Donut Trail bin in the front lobby of the office, and we will promptly ship your t-shirt directly to you! 

  6. More to Explore - Butler County is full of fun adventures. From Jungle Jim's International Market to Wake Nation to EnterTrainment Junction, there's a perfect activity to fit your group. Add some variety to your stay with some of our top picks for things to do found at the bottom of this page.

  7. Stay Close: After a day of exploring — and eating — you'll want a comfortable place to relax. Use our Where to Stay Resource with a complete list of places in the county — whether it's a hotel, bed & breakfast, or campground. We're here to help you find the perfect place to stay. 

  8. Do Some Research: For additional tips, advice, and planning info, check out these articles:

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Last But Not Least... 

BONUS TIP: Break up the day! We know... the Donut Trail is a lot of sugar, but it's so worth it. The good news is Butler County is full of other crazy fun adventures and dining spots to help you make the most out of your trip — and burn all of the extra donut calories too. 

Cindy Wallis, Owner of Donut Trail Shop Jupiter Coffee & Donuts, said it best — "Make sure to stop at a burger joint or somewhere to eat half-way in between to get something salty, because your day is already sugar city!" For some great lunch and dinner spots, check out our Dining Resource for a complete list of places open, offering carry-out, curb-side, and to-go. While planning out your trip, be sure to use the One-Stop What's Open? Resource to find the latest opening info for the businesses in Butler County. Activity-wise, we have compiled a quick list of some of our most popular attractions below. 

Top Picks for Other Butler County Adventures

EnterTRAINment Junction

The world's largest indoor model railroad display is right here in West Chester, where you and the family will find a ton of adventure — from the Train Journey, to the A-Maze-N Funhouse, to Imagination Junction, and more fun-filled activities. 

Model Train Display

Land of Illusion Aqua Adventures

Middletown brings us the action-packed Aqua Adventures! Kids of all ages love this waterpark for it's inflatables, waterslides, paddle boards, and the famous obstacle courses. All while adults can relax and enjoy the sandy beach, patio seating, and the full bar in the Aqua Lounge

Aqua Adventures Park

Photo Credit : Zen Life & Travels

Jungle Jim's International Market

Jungle Jim's is one of Fairfield's greatest attractions and a food-lover's paradise! Venture inside for over 6.5 acres of wild foodie-fun. This is no typical grocery store with more than 180,000 items from 70 countries, a monorail, bourbon bar, kombucha bar, and theatrical decor galore. 

Jungle Jim's Zoo Exterior

 

Wake Nation

Another great way to get active and cool off after the trail is Wake Nation —  the only cable wake park in the region. No boat, no problem! Never been wakeboarding? Check out their new Live Webcams

WakeNation

Holiday Auto Theatre

A Butler County staple, as well as one of the last remaining and oldest drive-in theatre's in Ohio! It's a great activity for everyone to enjoy while relaxing after a full day of donuts. 

Drive In Theatre

Dudley Woods Park

Butler County is full of beautiful Parks and Trails to help burn off the calories and have a lot of fun while doing it. One with particularly beautiful views is Dudley Woods in Liberty Township. While you're in the area, you can also stop by the Liberty Center for some shopping, dinner, and more fun activities. 

Dudley Park

Nation Road Horse Rental

Ride horseback through scenic trails in Oxford at Nation Road Horse Rental. With four different guided trail rides, pony rides, and horses for any experience level — you can't go wrong with this activity! 

Nation Road Pony Rides

Photo Credit : Nation Road Horse Rental

 

Who is ready to conquer the BC Donut Trail?

Writer Karly Dwenger

 

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