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The Butler County Donut Trail: A Ohio Foodie Trail Not To Be Missed!

Ohio is home to many exciting adventures and experiences, but none are nearly as sweet as the Butler County Donut Trail. Visitors go on a self-guided quest of 80 miles to 12 local bakeries.

They are in pursuit of the perfect donut and a full passport. Along this trail of donuts, guests can delight in fun flavors such as S’More, Peanut Butter, Fruity Pebbles, and Cherry Cheesecake. It is the perfect adventure to kick off a day of exploring Butler County, Ohio. This page contains affiliate links. 

Butler County Donut Trail


First Pick Up A Butler County Donut Trail Passport

Grab your official Butler County Donut Trail passport at any participating donut shop, The Butler County Visitors Bureau, or download it here! Along your journey, each donut shop will stamp your passport. Keep in mind that Donut Trail does not have to be conquered in a day. Instead many choose to spread out donut shop visits over a few days, weeks, or even months. Just ensure you don’t lose it and have to start from scratch!

Butler County Donut Trail Passport
Butler County Donut Trail Passport

 Butler County Donut Trail T-Shirt

Once your passport is full, you can turn it in for a complimentary donut trail t-shirt and live forever in donut glory! To claim your official Bulter County Donut Trail T-shirt, take your completed passport to the Butler County Visitors Bureau to redeem it.

Another option is for visitors can mail their completed passports to the Visitor’s Bureau, and they will mail the free t-shirt to you.

Curbside Service is also available! Contact the Visitor’s Bureau at 513-860-4194 for assistance.

There is a new T-shirt design each year, which makes this a fun adventure to have year after year.

Butler County Visitor’s Bureau: 8756 Union Centre Blvd, West Chester Township, OH 45069


Map Of The Butler County Donut Trail

Butler County Donut Trail Map 2022
2022 Butler County Donut Trail Map

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Donut Shops Along The Butler County Donut Trail

There are 14  stops along the Butler County Donut Trail with nearly all of them being mom-and-pop donut shops. Keep in mind that each shop has different hours of operation, and a few often sell out of donuts by 10:00 am.

Running out of donuts is why getting an early start is vital in getting as many stamps as possible. Look at each shop’s website or Facebook page for updated hours. This information will help when planning the best route to take.

Check the official donut trail website for a complete list of participating donut trail shops, special events, and more.

  • The Donut Spot – Open for carry-out.
    •  5148 Pleasant Ave. Fairfield, OH 45014
  • Central Pastry Shop – Open for carry-out.
    • 1518 Central Ave. Middletown, OH 45044
  • Holtman’s Donuts – Open for carry-out.
    • 9558 Civic Centre Blvd. West Chester, OH 45069
  • Jupiter Coffee & Donuts – Open for carry-out and curbside pick-up.
    • 5353 Dixie Hwy. Fairfield, OH 45014
  • Kelly’s Bakery – Open for carry-out.
    • 1335 Main St. Hamilton, OH 45013
  • Martin’s Donuts – Open for carry-out.
    • 4 W. State St. Trenton, OH 45067
  • Milton’s Donuts – Open for carry-out.
    • 3553 Roosevelt Blvd. Middletown, OH 45044
  • Oxford Doughnut Shoppe – Open for carry-out.
    • 120 S. Locust Ave. Oxford, OH 45056
  • Ross Bakery – Open for carry-out.
    • 1051 Eaton Ave. Hamilton, OH 45013
  • Stan the Donut Man – Open for carry-out.
    • 7967 Cincinnati Dayton Rd. West Chester, OH 45069
  • Mimi’s Donuts & Bakery – Open for carry-out, Thursday – Sunday.
    • 2267 Milville Ave. Hamilton, OH 45013
  • The Donut Dude – Open for carry-out.
    • 7132 Cincinnati Dayton Rd #900, West Chester Township, OH 45069
  • The Donut Hole by Milton’s – Open for carry-out.
    • 8268 Princeton Glendale Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069
  • Central Pastry Shop
    • 1518 Central Ave. Middletown, Ohio 45044
  • IKEA
    • (West Chester Location Only) 9500 IKEA WAY, West Chester, OH 45069

Tips For Visiting The Butler County Donut Trail In Ohio

  • Start early! Most of these bakeries are family-run donut shops and have a loyal customer base. Therefore, supplies tend to run out so don’t expect some of their popular donuts to be there if you come strolling in a few hours before closing.
  • Remember that the trail does not need to be completed in one day. Take a weekend or a few weeks to enjoy the Donut Trail experience thoroughly.
  • Going with friends? Consider having a donut tailgate! That’s right, bring those mimosas and Bloody Marys. We set up a mimosa station outside in the parking lot while others went in to get donuts. Keep in mind we did have designated drivers for our outing.
  • Bring Tupperware to store donuts in. That is unless you are planning on devouring a dozen donuts in a few hours. Tupperware will help keep your donuts fresh. If you do eat the dozen, no shame, we are proud.
  • Share your donuts. In an attempt to not overindulge, split, or quarter donuts to share with others. Then place what is left in your Tupperware to enjoy later!
  • Many of the bakeries offer more than donuts. Check out their other sweet selections if you are not in the mood for a doughnut.
  • Cincy Brew Bus offers a Donut Trail Tour Experience that will take passengers to four local bakeries along the trail.
  • After you have sampled dozens of delicious donuts you will become a donut expert.
  • Make a yearly pilgrimage to the donut trail on national donut day.

Things To Do In Butler County, Ohio After The Donut Trail

After hitting the Donut Trail, discover all the different things to do in Butler County. Shop at the Liberty Center, take a stroll through a scenic park or experience the thrill of indoor sky diving. Whether visiting with friends or family Butler County is full of great adventures.

  • Entertrainment Junction – Is home to the largest indoor train display in the world. This family-friendly entertainment center is full of interactive exhibits, a funhouse, a mirror maze, and more.
  • Jungle Jims– Continue your foodie adventure to this foodie mecca! This is not your average grocery store.
  • Discover the charming downtown of Hamilton, Ohio!
  • Go Skydiving indoors or outdoors. IFly is premier indoor skydiving located near Liberty Center. Start Skydiving is in Middletown and will take you on the thrill of a lifetime.
  • Liberty Center is home to a variety of shops, resturants, and entertainment options. Evening brings new life as friends gather for drinks at local bars, causal dinners are enjoyed on bistro terraces while others are merely strolling the walkways with a scoop of ice cream.
  • Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park – This stunning 300-acre park features 80 large sculptures. It is the ideal spot to go walking, pack a picnic, and relax. The park is also home to an Ancient Sculpture Museum.
  • Enjoy the great outdoors at one of Butler County’s many parks. Dudley Memorial Park, Bull’s Run Arboretum, Fort Liberty Playground, or one of their many Metroparks.
  • Hueston Woods State Park – Discover great hiking trails, grab a tackle box for fishing, and camp out! We recommend an overnight at the Hueston Wood Lodge! 

Where To Stay In Bulter County, OH

You will be ready for a long nap after what we have deemed ” the donut crash” hits.  A great overnight option along the Donut Trail is the AC Hotel at Liberty Center in Liberty Township. This boutique hotel offers modern amenities in a chic, stylish atmosphere. There is also an indoor pool, which is a top amenity when traveling with kids. Rest up before hitting the rest of the donut trail in the morning.

Liberty Center is full of family-friendly resturants, an indoor play area, a library, shops, a movie theater, and more.

Whether you left with a baker’s dozen of cake donuts, indulges in an apple fritter, or savored the sweet simplicity of a glazed yeast donut, we hope that you come again to try one of Ohio’s most delicious journeys!

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