Ed (William) Beswick
Please see Schedule on Homepage
The public is always welcome
& encouraged to attend
ALSO LOOK FOR OUR ELK FESTIVAL MEETING TIMES AND DATES ON OUR CALENDAR!!!
12443 State Street
PO Box 410
Atlanta, MI 49709
Influenced by it's location on the 45th Parallel, the latitudinal line that marks the half way point between the Equator and the North Pole, Atlanta is blessed with four beautiful seasons in which you can enjoy the great outdoors. Surrounded by heavily wooded forests and 11 area lakes, Atlanta is a popular vacation spot and weekend destination.
Whether you're an avid sportsman with an interest in hunting and fishing, or just enjoy riding the trails looking for Deer and Elk . . . Atlanta is the place to start. State Forest Campgrounds and the beautiful Clear Lake State Park (only 8 miles north of town) are here to accommodate all aspects of your camping experience, and if "roughing it" is not your style, see our members page for other lodging possibilities.
The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce businesses welcome you to our town. Atlanta is the County seat of Montmorency County and we are the official Elk Capital of Michigan.
If you're looking for a beautiful area to explore, you have come to the right place, as we have year round adventures to enjoy.
The Atlanta area is surrounded by 1,000 square miles of State land, lakes and trout streams. Camping, fishing, hunting, swimming, canoeing, snowmobiling, ATV riding, cross country skiing, bird watching, berry picking, and morel mushroom hunting are but a few of the delightful activities that take place here. All of this and then some, make Atlanta one of the finest areas in the state for outdoor recreation.
Just north of Atlanta is the Elk Rodge golf course. Owned by Honey Baked Ham, this very challenging course is known for its pig shaped bunker. The Elk Capital of Michigan lives up to it's name, as Elk, grazing in the wild, are common sightings as you cruise our back roads.
The last full weekend of September, thousands of people flood the streets of Atlanta for the Annual Elk Festival. The Elk Fest parade, talent show, live auction, greased pig chase, trike race, games, food, beverage tent, live entertainment, and a huge array of craft vendors are only a sampling of the events planned for you during this weekend.
In January, the last full weekend brings the Sno*Drift Rally. This rally has become a premier international spectator race and is sponsored by Rally America. Atlanta is honored to have this event, which brings drivers and racing teams from all over the world to race the challenging course of the snow & ice covered back roads throughout Montmorency County at speeds up to 130 mph. More information can be found at http://www.sno-drift.org
There are many reasons to be in Atlanta. Spend a little time here and you'll find yours.