Given the choice between hiking and eating doughnuts, we’ll choose doughnuts 11 times out of ten.
But now we don’t have to pick, thanks to the Butler County Donut Trail. Basically, it’s an 80-mile trail just north of Cincinnati that’s dotted with, you guessed it, doughnut shops.
The word trail is used kind of loosely. It’s not a literal walking path, but it is a relatively small area where you can wander to any of 12 (!) local doughnut shops to celebrate the fact that Butler County, per Food & Wine, has more doughnut shops per capita than almost anywhere else in the country.
You can pick up a passport at any of the 12 stores, which will earn you a stamp at each new location you visit. If you reach 11 of the 12, you can bring your passport to the Butler County Visitor’s Bureau and get a commemorative T-shirt in return. Apparently, since its start three years ago, more than 9,000 people from 44 states and nine countries have completed the trail.
So, see you in Cincinnati?