Explore Epic USA Trails and Road Trips with TRAVELS WITH DARLEY’s New Season on PBS & Beyond

Viewers can travel across the USA on epic trails and fascinating road trips featuring history, heritage, food and culture with the new season of Travels with Darley,  launching on PBS stations January 2022 and spring of 2022 on Ovation TV’s JOURNY. Six new episodes bring the series to a total of 51 half hours.

Learn about South Carolina’s Liberty Trail charting Revolutionary War sites, the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama in Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma, experience national forests in Wisconsin and Colorado and New York State’s epic Empire State Trail, which runs from NYC to the Canadian Border with host Darley Newman.

Watch video previews for the episodes below and check your local PBS TV listings for dates and times. Watch previous episodes of Travels with Darley now on Create TV, Ovation TV Journy, Amazon Prime and Wondrium

COLORADO RANCHES & FORESTS

Explore dude ranches, national forests, Rocky Mountain National Park and great food and culture on a road trip through Grand County, Colorado on “Travels with Darley.” Ride horses, go fishing and enjoy and sustainable travels at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, C Lazy U Ranch, Latigo Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies, Bar Lazy J and Drowsy Water Ranch.

Mountain bike and hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, Routt National Forest and Arapaho National Forest. Take a ride on Grand Lake with Rocky Mountain Amphicar Adventures. Plus, a visit to a Colorado brewstillery, the Dean West, and Fraser Valley Distilling, before slow food served fast at Debbie’s Drive-In.

WISCONSIN’S NORTHWOODS

Travel throughout Wisconsin’s Northwoods through the vast Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest for adventure, food and history in this episode of “Travels with Darley.” Darley tries log rolling, mountain biking, hiking, boating and fishing with the locals, including visiting Delta Dinner and a classic Supper Club.

This episode includes:
– walking among Cathedral Pines
– viewing elk in Clam Lake
– fishing on Butternut Lake
– kayaking the Namekagon River, known as Wisconsin’s moving National Park
– hiking the North Country Trail
– the historic Mountain Fire Lookout Tower
– double bubble at Weatherwood Supper Club
– mountain biking CAMBA’s trail network around Cable and Hayward in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (recognized by the International Mountain Biking Association as a Bronze-level Ride Center)
– Swedish pancakes at Delta Diner
– volunteering with Historicorps
– loon viewing with a naturalist and unusual foods with history
– a lesson in log rolling with Brian Duffy, five time log rolling World Champion at the Lumberjack Bowl, the site of the Lumberjack World Championships, in Hayward

ALABAMA CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL PART I

Join Darley Newman and local experts who lived through the 20th century Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma. Follow in the footsteps of legends and activists such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks at museums, churches, national parks, and other landmarks. Watch for this episode coming to your local PBS TV station this winter and Ovation TV’s Journy spring of 2022.

This episode takes viewers to Kelly Ingram Park and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, which charts the history of the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. Darley meets with with Pastor Arthur Price Jr at the 16th Street Baptist Church, the site of a tragic bombing, and where Civil Rights mass meetings and rallies were held during the 1960s. Deon Gordon of TechBirmingham shares an introduction to Railroad Park, a 19-acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial legacy of the city. At Selma’s Tabernacle Baptist Church, the site of the first mass meeting of the Voting Rights Movement, Dr. Verdell Lett Dawson shares more history. In Birmingham’s historic theatre district journalist and professor Glenny Brock leads Darley through this historically black community to learn more about what life was like during the Jim Crow years in Birmingham.

Darley also introduces viewers to Alabama food and drinks at Hero Doughnuts, Back Forty Brewing Company, Post Office Pies and Lannie’s BBQ in Selma.

ALABAMA CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL PART II

Join Darley Newman and local experts who lived through the 20th century Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma. Follow in the footsteps of legends and activists such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks at museums, churches, national parks, and other landmarks. Watch for this episode coming to your local PBS TV station this winter and Ovation TV’s Journy spring of 2022.

This episode takes viewers to meet JoAnne Bland, who was arrested 13 times before the age of 12 for her participation in the Civil Rights Movement. Darley interviews her beside the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Wanda Battle meets Darley in Montgomery at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King served as pastor from 1954 to 1960. Battle takes Darley to the steps of the Alabama State Capitol and the home where Dr. King lived when he was pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.

At Rosa Parks former Montgomery home, Darley speaks with Doris Crenshaw, a lifelong activist who at the age of 12 was a protegee of Rosa Parks. Michelle Browder leads Darley through Montgomery to sites of significance, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit legal advocacy organization which has a history of fighting cases related to Civil Rights. Finally, Darley heads to Montgomery’s Westside to meet Kevin King of The King’s Canvas. Kevin founded a non-profit that provides art supplies, classes and the space for people in the community to create who otherwise wouldn’t have the resources or access to do so. He’s also creating public art to make change.

NEW YORK’S EMPIRE STATE TRAIL

Travel along New York’s Empire State Trail, which stretches from New York City to the Canadian Border with host Darley Newman in this new episode of the “Travels with Darley” series on PBS and Ovation TV’s Journy. Hike and bike the trail, stopping in small towns and big cities for craft beer, local arts and culture.

Visit Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, Schuylerville, Buffalo and the Hudson Valley. Explore Erie Canal history. Take an underground boat ride by the Flight of Five Locks and have ice cream in Lockport. Learn about Rochester Accessible Adventures, an organization headed by Anita O’Brien, that’s helping people with disabilities get outside and enjoy area trails in Fairport. Meet former rock n roller Tommy Brunett, the touring guitar player for 80’s band Modern English, and watch Darley taste Bourbon Whiskey straight from the barrel at his Iron Smoke Distillery. Try craft beer at Faircraft Brewhaus and Seven Storey Brewing. Meet the organizer for Mural Mania in Newark and see where art and history intersect for this non-profit helping Veterans and the area community.

Go cycling through the the Champlain Valley through Schuylerville and Hudson Crossing Park. In the beautiful Hudson Valley, take a walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail outside of Kingston and on Rosendale Trestle and visit the bridge from the movie A Quiet Place; and New Paltz’s Historic Huguenot St. Walk on the Empire State Trail at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.

CHARLESTON & THE LIBERTY TRAIL

Visit Revolutionary War sites in Charleston, Moncks Corner, McClellanville and the Francis Marion National Forest in South Carolina, where military leaders such as Francis Marion, also known as the Swamp Fox, fought for independence. Darley joins experts at parks, battlefields, museums, restaurants and churches to share history in an interactive way in this episode of “Travels with Darley” on PBS and Ovation TV’s Journy.

This episode includes:

– Charleston walking tour of White Point Gardens, known originally as oyster point, by Charleston’s Battery with Alphonso Brown, a lecturer on the Gullah language and Black History of Charleston
– Marion Square and the Horn Work with Nic Butler, a Historian with Charleston County Public Library
– Director of The Charleston Museum, Carl Borick, on the Seige of Charleston
– Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
– Sweetgrass Basketry at Historic Charleston City Market with Cory Alston
– Hampton Plantation
– Hopsewee Plantation
– Carolina Gold Rice with James Beard Award-nominated chef Kevin Johnson at The Grocery
– TW Graham and Company in McClellanville
– Moncks Corner with David Ruewer, including Fort Fair Lawn, the Tail Race Canal, Gilligan’s Seafood and Biggin Church
– Mepkin Abbey
– Kayaking and boating in the Francis Marion National Forest with Chris Crolley of Coastal Expeditions
– Soul food at Gillie’s Seafood with Chef Sean Mendes
– Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit in downtown Charleston with entrepreneur Carrie Morrey
– Saint James Santee Parish Church with Bud Hill

Catch up on previous episodes of Travels with Darley now on Create TV, Ovation TV Journy, Amazon Prime and Wondrium