We all love food, and we all clearly love trails. So why not combine the two?

Our eastern region is filled with many things we love and take much pride in. It is home to some of the best mountains, rivers, outdoor communities, breweries and so much more. We also take great pride in our food. It’s sometimes hard to choose where to go due to how many great places there are… Well heck why not go to all of them?!

We put together the top food trails our region has to offer so you can fill your next road trip and your bellies with unforgettable experiences.

Fried Chicken Trail in Kentucky

When you think of Kentucky, what’s the first food to come to mind? Fried chicken of course!

The legacy of fried chicken in Kentucky all started from a cafe in Corbin, Kentucky, in 1930, after Colonel Sanders perfected his recipe and launched his global empire that put Kentucky on the map as the number one place to get fried chicken. Kentucky is not only home to that still visitable cafe. It also holds the World Chicken Festival every September in London, Kentucky with lots of family activities and all the perfectly made fried chicken you could eat.

Ice Cream Trail in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is known for its beautiful farmland landscapes, rolling hills, and a simpler way of life. The Pennsylvania Ice Cream Trail authentically celebrates this by including 12 sites that all have a creamery on a farm, which of course results in super fresh, homemade ice cream.

Western North Carolina Cheese Trails

Just when you thought the food trails couldn’t get any better. That’s right folks, Western North Carolina has a Cheese Trail! This trail has great distances and various terrain levels involved, so it’s important to plan your route ahead of time and call ahead to ensure the next cheesemakers on your list accept visitors. Pro Tip: bring a cooler to bring back your favorites.

Donut Trail Ohio

Do you happen to share a special kind of bond with Homer Simpson due to your similar donut craving habits? Well then do we got the trail for you. The Donut Trail in Butler County, OH consists of 12 family-owned doughnut shops and is celebrating its second anniversary! The best part about this trail is the uniquely outrageous doughnut flavors all along the trail, like s’mores, banana pudding, cheesecake, and even an orange juice-flavored doughnut.

Download a passport and earn a free t-shirt if you make every stop.

Lowcountry Oyster Trail

Don’t worry seafood lovers, there’s a trail for you too! South Carolina is now home to the new Lowcountry Oyster Trail that’ll have you come and stay awhile when it launches at the Bluffton Seafood and Arts Festival in October, the official beginning of oyster-season. If the words Oysters Rockefeller and Blackened Local Wreckfish with Fried Oysters and Rice Middlins is making it to hard to wait until the fall, Head north to the Virginia Oyster Trail.

Connecticut Pizza Trail

Heads turned to Connecticut’s pizza in 1988 after the coming-of-age classic, Mystic Pizza debuted. Now, people can’t get enough of it, which is why the Connecticut Pizza Trail features not ten, not twenty, but sixty-eight pizza joints across the state. Since 2015, the trail has be rapidly growing and expanding into Connecticut’s neighboring states to share the pizza love.

Tennessee Ice Cream Trail

Introducing the NEW ice cream trail that will take you through the state of Tennessee! It mainly hits some of the larger cities, but feel free to add your favorite small town shop to the trail.