Visitors who complete their Tusc Pizza Trail passport by grabbing a slice at these eight Tuscarawas County pizza shops will receive a free t-shirt courtesy of the Tuscarawas County Convention & Visitors Bureau. (Tuscarawas County CVB)

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) - Visitors bureaus across Ohio are mapping out food and wine trails to promote their communities. Examples include a Brew Trail in Akron, a Coffee Trail in Youngstown, and a Taco Trail in Columbus. Tuscarawas County recently joined the trend with its new Pizza Trail. 

Julie Levengood from the Tuscarawas Convention and Visitors Bureau says this area is home to some great pizza joints.

“That’s one of the reasons we came up with this idea is let’s promote some of these great places that we have, and there’s no other pizza trails that we’re aware of in the state of Ohio, so this is something that’s really unique for Tuscarawas County,” she says. “We just really encourage people to get out there and explore some of the stuff that’s in their own backyard

There are eight stops on the Pizza Trail from Strasburg to Dennison. Participants can pick up Pizza Trail passports at the participating restaurants, at the Convention and Visitors Bureau, or online at
“This is something that residents, families can do on the weekend. Like, ‘Hey let’s go get our passports and let’s go try this location, and maybe next weekend we’ll go and try this location,” she says. “Maybe one night of the week is already pizza night, so take your passports and go have dinner and get them validated and fill everything out.”

She says there is no time limit for completing a passport. People who complete the Pizza Trail get a free t-shirt.