Going “Up North” in the summer is both a unique Wisconsin experience and a universal one, shared by generations of vacationers and families. In Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts Marnie O. Mamminga chronicles the cabin her grandparents built near Hayward, WI. and the five generations who have cherished it. And while Mamminga’s memoir is a beautiful “love letter to her family’s retreat,” (Wisconsin State Journal) the story is one that resonates across countless Wisconsin lakes and beloved family cabins.
To celebrate this summer’s reading of Return to Wake Robin on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Chapter A Day (starting Monday, 7/22) and the launch of the new audiobook version, we’re asking YOU to share pictures and memories of your “Wake Robin,” of your times spent “Up North.”
Show us your best cannonball, campfire, and canoe trip. Share that perfect sunset, the big catch, those family traditions. Tell us about the cabin that has been in passed down for generations or about a favorite (perhaps first) Wisconsin vacation. Collectively, we aim to capture the wonderful and uniquely Wisconsin experience that is summer Up North!
Your submission will be posted to the homepage of the blog as well as archived on our “Cabin Fever” page.