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Take a Hike: The Mini-Series Returns to WEIU-TV for Season 2



(Charleston, IL) -- Eastern Illinois University's WEIU-TV is excited to share Season 2 of “Take a Hike: The Mini-Series” with its viewers this April. Take a Hike: The Mini-Series takes viewers on an “Outdoor Tour” of Illinois, showcasing a variety of federal, state, and local parks and nature areas. Host Lacey Spence shows viewers why they should “take a hike,” (or make the drive!) to the locations featured in each episode. Adventure and fun await in Take a Hike: The Mini-Series!

The Season 2 premiere of Take a Hike: The Mini-Series is April 24th at 8 p.m. on WEIU-TV and online at for those who live within the WEIU viewing area. The episodes will also be available for streaming after their initial airing on the WEIU-TV Public Broadcasting Station YouTube Channel and on the PBS App. The rest of Season 2 will air on Monday nights at 8 p.m. through Memorial Day.

Season 2 Take a Hike Locations Include:

  • Episode 1 – Walnut Point State Park – Airs 4/24
  • Episode 2 – University of Illinois Arboretum – Airs 5/1
  • Episode 3 – Warbler Ridge Conservation Area – Airs 5/8
  • Episode 4 – Lake Sara – Airs 5/15
  • Episode 5 – Mill Creek Lake & Park – Airs 5/22
  • Episode 6 – Garden of the Gods – Airs 5/29

For viewers wanting to catch up on the first season of the show, there will be a Take a Hike: The Mini-Series Season 1 Marathon on Earth Day, April 22nd, starting at 7 p.m. on WEIU-TV and on

The show is spearheaded by Producer and Host, Lacey Spence. Take a Hike: The Mini-Series is among the lineup of WEIU-TV’s other local productions including WEIU News Watch, City Spotlight, The Paw Report, Issues & Attitudes, the This is Our Story Series, and Being Well (which is also hosted by Spence.)

“It’s such a blessing I get to call this ‘work!’ It’s not every day you score a job that lets you traverse some of the best outdoor spaces Illinois has to offer. The variety Season 2 has to offer is astounding, and myself and videographer Rameen Karbassioon are so excited to share these new episodes with our viewers!” said Spence.

Take a Hike: The Mini-Series is underwritten by: First Mid Bank & Trust and Rural King

WEIU-TV is a service of Eastern Illinois University, and a partial PBS Station. Through the television and radio programs, EIU students are able to get hands-on experience in a professional broadcasting environment.

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Josh Reinhart,
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