updated:
May 27th, 2016
Montmorency County
Trail Conditions
        Report
Atlanta, Hillman & Lewiston Michigan

Trails to be on the 
soggy side Saturday

Atlanta Gas Price
5/27/2016
$2.50 for 87 octane


Update - 5/27/2016

Fire Danger has dwindled thanks to yesterdays brief rain. More rain is in the forecast for Friday night, Saturday and Sunday with fair skies expected for Memorial Day.

Temperature highs peak out Friday with high temps in the mid 80's, then slowly dropping as the days pass on in to the new work week.

Grass is greening up along the roadsides and open area's and alot of buds on the trees and bushes are plumping up, but no leaves  popping out yet on the trees. That can change overnight.

The woods have come alive in song from the happy feathered friends welcoming the mild temps after a last jab by Old Man Winter a couple weeks back.

Critters are venturing out with the tease of spring in the air so please take it easy from dusk to dawn so to avoid taking out a pregnant doe or other furry critter. 
Give life a chance.

Bears too are now out of hibernation with bird seed on the menu. Venturing out in to the woods, Bear Bells are said to stave away the curious critters. Word of Advice
 


MDOT interactive map
Road Conditions from updated web cams in an interactive map with road closures, accidents, construction and more things that might affect your travels


 Ticks, 
our new norm 
It's Tick Season!

Natural tick repellent spray is available at the Atlanta Hardware in downtown Atlanta.
989-785-3351

Enjoy the woods INFORMED
Know What You're Looking At TickEncounter.org



Want to have your tick tested?
Tick Identification and Testing Form
Offered at no charge 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.

For constant Updated Animated Radar Images to see where snow clouds are headed click HERE
(Animated image from accuweather.com)


ELK VELVET ANTLER EXTRACT
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.
(www.RoseLakeElkRanch.com)

ORDER EVA ONLINE with PayPal

 also in Hillman is the 
Thunder Bay Resort
989-742-4502
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!
www.ElkCapital.net/events/elkpole2013


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"

.
Word of Advice
Bears

 In light of the rising frequency of human/grizzly bear
conflicts, the Montana Department of Fish and Game
is advising hikers, hunters, and fishermen to take extra
precautions and keep alert for bears while in the field.
We advise that outdoorsmen wear noisy little bells on
their clothing so as not to startle the bears that aren't
expecting them. We also advise outdoorsmen to carry
pepper spray with them in case of an encounter with a
bear.

It is also a good idea to watch out for fresh signs of bear
activity. Outdoorsmen should recognize the difference
between black bear and grizzly bear poop. Black bear poop is smaller and contains a lot of berry seeds and squirrel fur.
Grizzly bear poop has little bells in it and smells like pepper spray. 

t` Author unkown

NWS Weather Story

For current weather and projected forecasts for the Atlanta, 
Hillman and Lewiston area, check out
Local Weather & forecast
from NOAA in Gaylord

For the outdoor enthusiast. 
Northern Michigan Trailway Routes for ORV,
Snowmobile, Biking & Hiking
http://www.UpNorthTrails.org
 


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-


County Maps
(with some trail marks)
available at the 
Montmorency County Tribune
989-785-4214
and many business's in town

SNOW MOBILe 
& ATV/ORV SERVICE
at
Atlanta Auto Repair
12383 State Street
Atlanta, MI  49709
989-785-4647

visit their web site!
www.atlantaautorepairmi.com


 
 

* Area Snow Mobile Clubs *

Lewiston Fun-One's
989-786-5414.


.

Local  Lodging
Central Montmorency County
(Atlanta)
    A-Win Sands Motel
    989-785-2337

    Atlanta Motel
    989-785-4509

    Elk View Cabins
    (Elk Shed hunting and Elk tours)
    989-785-4896

    Timber Lodge Motel
    (989)785-3339
     


  • (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
    989-785-3700

    - El Bo Inn -
    24300 M-33
    between Atlanta and Onaway.
    989-785-4713
    www.elboinn.com

    - Talley's Log Cabin
    / Downtown Lewiston
    989-786-2011 

    - Chauncey's Pub
    121 N. State St./ Downtown Hillman
    989-742-3282


    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
    989-785-5438
    Call ahead for large or special orders!

    Elk Crossing Cafe´
    Downtown Atlanta
    12429 State Street (M-32)
    989-785-2233
    open at 6am

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



    Restaurant Listings
    from the Sno*Drift website
    click HERE
    .
    Souvenir's Gifts
    (Atlanta)
    --
    Freddies Family Market
    989-785-5723
    --
    North Woods Gallery
    & Coffee House
    989-785-4650
    ---
    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


     
     


    Nature Is Speaking
    www.NatureIsSpeaking.org


     
     

    Come to the
    Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

    Atlanta Elk Festival

    always on the last full weekend of September

    for info go to
    www.atlantamichiganchamber.com
     
     



    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 )


    Atlanta's
    66th Annual 
    Buck Pole Contest!
     November 15th, 2012
     

    Downtown Atlanta
    (always opening day of season)

    www.elkcapital.net/events/buckpole2010

    SNO*DRIFT
    RALLY! 
    (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  www.Sno-Drift.org

    Sno*Drift is sanctioned by

    Rally America
    www.rally-america.com
    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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    (989) 742-3739
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    (989) 786-2293