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October 7th, 2015
Montmorency County
Trail Conditions
Atlanta, Hillman & Lewiston Michigan

Low Dust Levels 
mild daytime high temps 

Autumn Colors 
painting the landscapes

Atlanta Gas Price
$2.47 for 87 octane

For continual updated weather forecast visit the link below
7-day forecast from NOAA out of Gaylord

Update - 10/7/15

The coming weekend should be great for the summers end trail travelin' to check out the color transitions of the land.. 

The flying 'V' of geese are evident the winter migration has begun. 

Trails should be on the soggy side late Thursday night and into Friday. Skies dry up late Friday night and by Saturday mid morning, should remain moisture free until the next chance of rain that may hit on Monday.

Otherwise, Saturday and Sunday should give us some sunshine to highlight the color change nicely.

Mild temps of  mid  60' low 70's for daytime highs and mid 40's for nighttime lows are expected through the weekend.

Especially during early morning and evening hours,
take off the watch & SLOW DOWN for the deer and other critters.
With winter approaching, this is the last dash effort to fatten up before the food gets more scarce. So everything is on the move. 

Skunks too, and that smell may last for many a mile

our new norm

Natural tick repellent spray is available at the Atlanta Hardware in downtown Atlanta.

Enjoy the woods INFORMED

Want to have your tick tested?
Tick Identification and Testing Form
Offered by MDARD -
Michigan Dept of Agriculture and Rural Development

Stay clear of Permethrin
in your insecticide/tick repellent products. It just keeps on killing. Not only the insect but things that feed on the insect too. Like so many chemicals, this stuff just doesn't decompose.

Local Weather & forecast
from NOAA in Gaylord

Any significant changes in conditions, the Trail Report will be updated as warranted. 

For constant Updated Animated Radar Images to see where snow clouds are headed click HERE

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Nutritional Supplements
Click HERE for components of VELVET ANTLER. It's in there!

 If you are in town, stop over at the 

Atlanta Hardware 
(989) 785-3351
  • Elk Velvet Antler Extract $25
  • Elk Velvet Antler Skin Lotion $19
  • Elk Velvet Antler Sports Cream $19
  • Elk Velvet Antler Pet Revitalizer (with Elk Liver) $20 
All the above products are produced from the elk raised at the Rose Lake Elk Ranch here in the U.S.A.


 also in Hillman is the 
Thunder Bay Resort
They keep a selection of Antler Velvet supplements derived from the Red Deer raised in New Zealand.. 

      Consider all the minerals and nutrients the elk uses to get those antlers so flippin' huge and strong in a manner of mere months. These minerals and nutrients help the body cope with arthritis, sore joints and muscles, growth factors for bone and muscle health. 
From those living with aches and pains to body builders and sports junkies, it's in there!
Side effects of Elk Antler Velvet usually appear in Autumn which may include growing antlers, an urge to bugle, scrape the ground and head butt any thing or any body that comes near your harem.  A slight inconvenience but they do fall off in the spring.

Listen to an Elk Bugle -
If you hear this in the woods , it'll be sure to send chills down the spine.

  check out the past
2014 Atlanta
Elk Pole Contest!
always the first two days of the winter hunt
December, 2014

Heaviest Elk last year was a 6x7 665lb Bull ! 
The only public 
Elk Pole Contest 
in Michigan!

For pics of  critters you might see in these parts, check out our
Critters in the North East
Woods of Michigan


    Get next to nature,
        and get next to your "self"

Click for Atlanta, Michigan Forecast



For the outdoor enthusiast. 
Northern Michigan Trailway Routes for ORV,
Snowmobile, Biking & Hiking

For current weather and projected forecasts for the Atlanta, 
Hillman and Lewiston area, check out
Local Weather & forecast
from NOAA in Gaylord
- includes updated Snow Depth Maps of the northern  Michigan and the U.S.

County Maps
(with some trail marks)
available at the 
Montmorency County Tribune
and many business's in town

Atlanta Auto Repair
12383 State Street
Atlanta, MI  49709

visit their web site!


* Area Snow Mobile Clubs *

Lewiston Fun-One's


Local  Lodging
Central Montmorency County
    A-Win Sands Motel

    Atlanta Motel

    Elk View Cabins
    (Elk Shed hunting and Elk tours)

    Timber Lodge Motel

  • (Lewiston)
  • (Hillman)
    Browns North Shore Resort
    (989) 742-4166)

     Food & Drink
    Thunder Bay Deli 
    Downtown Atlanta on the trail easement north of M-32 before the Haymeadow Creek bridge crossing
     M-32 North / Downtown Atlanta

    - El Bo Inn -
    24300 M-33
    between Atlanta and Onaway.

    - Talley's Log Cabin
    / Downtown Lewiston

    - Chauncey's Pub
    121 N. State St./ Downtown Hillman

    The Baklava Shop
    Home made Bread, Deserts,
    Donuts, Pastries, sandwich wraps and more.

    12619 State St.
    (across from post office in town)
    Atlanta, MI  49709
    Call ahead for large or special orders!

    Elk Crossing Cafe´
    Downtown Atlanta
    12429 State Street (M-32)
    open at 6am

    Breakfast specials, lunch & dinner
    from donuts to Elk Burgers!

    Restaurant Listings
    from the Sno*Drift website
    click HERE
    Souvenir's Gifts
    Freddies Family Market
    North Woods Gallery
    & Coffee House
    Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
    (Located at the SW corner- downtown)
    (989) 785-3400.

    Snow Mobile  &
    Fishing Conditions 
    for the 
    Fletchers Floodwater area
    click  HERE

    Shower Facilities 
    the Laundry Basket
    Coin Operated Laundry
    Laura's Hair Salon 
     Flower Shop

    Located across from Eager Beaver Mini Storage
    just north of downtown Atlanta 

    Into the Night Sky

    Michigan has one of world's few 'dark sky parks' for stargazers | Michigan Radio

    The Headlands, an International Dark Sky Park - Pure Michigan Travel


    Come to the
    Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

    Atlanta Elk Festival

    always on the last full weekend of September

    for info go to

    2013 Contest Results and Pictures COMING SOON!
    2014 Atlanta
    Elk Pole Contest
    Dec. . 2014
    the 1st two days of the
    Winter Elk Hunt in December
    Prize presentation at 4pm Dec. 9th.

    The only 
    public Elk Contest
    in Michigan! 
    ( that we know of )

    66th Annual 
    Buck Pole Contest!
     November 15th, 2012

    Downtown Atlanta
    (always opening day of season)

    (the last full weekend of Jaunary)
    this years Rally held on
    January 29-30, 2016

    Timed racin' throughout our remote back roads of Montmorency County - Atlanta, Hillman
    & Lewiston Michigan

    Pro rally teams compete on our remote 
    backroads to kick off the first of many 
    Rally races held nationally throughout the year. 
    View  their official website at

    Sno*Drift is sanctioned by

    Rally America
    visit their site for pictures and results from this years Sno*Drift Rally that was held on our wintery back-roads in the Great North Woods of Montmorency County

    You gotta see this!
    Ken Block goes flat out in his Rally Fiesta
    on ice during 2010 Sno*Drift testing 
    - YouTube

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