Butler County Donut Trail adds Geocaching tour

Butler County Donut Trail adds Geocaching tour
Posted at 10:08 AM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 10:09:53-04

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio -- If you're one of the 4,200 pastry-lovers who have completed the Butler County Donut Trail since its launch in January, here's a reason to retrace your steps. (Do you really need one besides the custard-filled goodness?) 

The Butler County Visitors Bureau teamed up with to create a 12-stop "GeoTour" featuring doughnut meccas around the county, starting with a launch party Oct. 8.

Geocaching is a worldwide, outdoor treasure-hunting game that uses GPS-enabled devices such as mobile phones and handheld GPS units. Players are challenged to navigate to specific coordinates in an attempt to find a hidden container (geocache).

The GeoTour version of the Butler County Donut Trail features an official GeoTour passport (available here) that must be filled out with the official code word from each stop. Once all 12 caches and code words have been found, players will be rewarded with a commemorative Donut Trail GeoCoin.

“The award-winning Butler County Donut Trail has proven to be incredibly effective at bringing new visitors to Butler County," said Mark Hecquet, executive director of the Butler County Visitors Bureau. "The Donut Trail GeoTour is a great extension of the concept and will highlight Butler County to a new audience.” 

Check the website here for more information. The Donut Trail GeoTour is not the same as the Butler County Donut Trail, which rewards pilgrims to all nine stops with an exclusive T-shirt.

Check where the nine shops featured on the original Butler County Donut Tour are located in the map below.