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Take a Hike: The Mini-Series Returns to WEIU-TV for Season 3



(Charleston, IL) --  WEIU-TV is excited to share Season 3 of “Take a Hike: The Mini-Series” with 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 3 premiere of Take a Hike: The Mini-Series is April 22nd at 8 p.m. on WEIU-TV and online at for those who live within the WEIU viewing area. WEIU-TV also streams on YouTube TV, Local Now, and Hulu. The rest of Season 3 will air on Monday nights at 8 p.m. through Memorial Day.

Season 3 Take a Hike Locations Include:

  • Episode 1 – Fox Ridge State Park – Airs 4/22
  • Episode 2 – Ballard Nature Center – Airs 4/29
  • Episode 3 – Giant City State Park – Airs 5/6
  • Episode 4 – Macon County Conservation District – Airs 5/13
  • Episode 5 – Paris Illinois Parks – Airs 5/20
  • Episode 6 – Starved Rock State Park – Airs 5/27

For viewers wanting to catch up on the first two seasons of the showthe episodes are available for streaming on the WEIU-TV Public Broadcasting Station YouTube Channel and on the PBS App.  

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.)

“What’s crazy to me is how each season we continue to have more fun than the season before! I think that’s a testament to how beautiful the state of Illinois is, the variety of landscapes it has to offer, and the vibrant and knowledgeable people we’ve been blessed to interview. It’s a joy for videographer Rameen Karbassioon and I to have “the great outdoors” as our office. We hope viewers will be just as excited to check out these new episodes, and new locations we’ve visited with their families.” 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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