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For a guy that made his fame from silent movies,
he certainly has a way with words for us today

Feb 15, 2018
Montmorency County  
Trail Conditions Report
Atlanta, Hillman & Lewiston Michigan

Visit the Sno*Drift
Snow*Drift Rally
                                   January 2018

1st place   David Brown driver
 and Michael Brown co driver   

#47 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS

 Deteriorating SNOW CONDITIONS
for sledding

Nominal 2-3" of heavy pak snow creating poor to fair conditions
Most remaining snow lay in shaded 'woodland' areas


Atlanta Gas Price
$2.40 for 87 octane

2/15/2018  Update

Weather Outlook
Trail conditions have deteriorated over the passed couple of days.
Currently it's poor sledding conditions that might carry through the weekend unless a April Fools snowfall comes early. We can always hope, eh?
Saturday night may turn out to just be a snowy tease.

After a bit of rain then a lil' snow briefly on Saturday early night Next chance is a possibility for some heavy wet snow over the  Monday nighttime hours to Tuesday morn. The snow is to change back over to rain as the day moves on.

No significant snowfall is expected for the short term future with exception to Monday night. If we do get a dose, it's likely to be short lived.

High temps will creep around the 40º Monday and Tuesday before falling back to more seasonable temps mid week.
Nighttime lows should hang just below the freezing mark to slow down the daytime thawing temps.

March, the month for normally heavy wet snows is comin'. (whatever 'normally' means)

 Ice Fishing has some good ice with moderate activity for the fisher-folk.

      24 hour weather at the

          NWS Weather Story

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

interactive map

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

If you haven't noticed, it's winter and the roads may be slick as butter.
2 bear have been hit and killed near Lewiston and a number of elk have been hit on M-33North since the new increased speed limit. 
The increased Speed limit does NOT make it safe.
Keep the speed down and save a bear, an elk, or maybe your self.
Relax and leave the rat-race at the bridge. Patience is a virtue and it lowers the blood pressure too!

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

Enjoy the woods INFORMED
Know What You're Looking At

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
for tick prevention
Do your own research to know why

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

      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!
of the winter elk hunt
December, 2014

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

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

Latest Atlanta, Michigan, weather conditions
                    and forecast

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

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 w/ Trailways
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

    Susan's Roadside Diner
    on the East side of downtown Atlanta
    12656 State St, 
    Atlanta, MI 49709
    (989) 785-4678

    - 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,
     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

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


     Nature Is Speaking


    Come to the
    Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

    Atlanta Elk Festival

    always on the last full weekend of September

    for info go to

    2018 Atlanta
    Elk Pole Contest
    Dec. 9 - 10 / 2018
    the 1st two days of the
    Winter Elk Hunt in December
    Prize presentation at 4pm Dec. 10th.

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

    (the last full weekend of Jaunary)
    this years Rally held on
    January 26-27, 2018

    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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