Horse Drawn Mackinac Island Carriage Tours
Mackinac Island Carriage Tours is the oldest and largest horse and buggy livery in the world and the official tour of Mackinac State Park. Enjoy the narrated tour through downtown to Surrey Hills where you will disembark the two-horse hitch to enjoy the carriage museum and or Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory. Then it is onto a three hitch carriage tour (you’ll need one more horsepower…) and off to Arch Rock and through the Boreal forest with stops at Fort Mackinac and Grand Hotel. So, climb aboard, sit back and relax and just enjoy the ride. Carriage tours depart regularly from the office on Main Street next to the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau.
Gough Livery Carriages offers private carriage tours for up to eight adults. Gough’s will pick you up anywhere on Mackinac and take you on a narrated tour customized to your preferences and drop you off at your choice of locations.
Guided & Unguided Trail Riding
The Mackinac experience would not be complete without horseback riding through the woods. Trails abound and whether you are a novice or seasoned pro, Cindy’s Riding Stable and Jack’s Livery Stable have a horse to match your experience. Stable hands offer brief instruction for your ride and yes, they will guide you to their favorite trails and even accompany you and yours for no additional fee. No experience is necessary just the willingness to learn. In general, saddle horses are available for riding after breakfast and must be back to the stables by dinner. Stable hands are required to guide all saddle horses into the state park from town.
Drive Your Own Buggy
Jack’s Livery Stable offers Drive Your Own Buggies for cruising the shoreline and throughout areas of Mackinac Island State Park. Buggies are available for 2, 4 or 6 passengers and are available by the hour. Stable hands give a short lesson on how to drive and then you are off to explore.
Bicycling & Bicycle Rentals
The Island is a biker’s paradise. Bicycles are available in a wide array: single-speed, three-speed, five-speed, ten-speed, tandems, mountain bikes, kids bikes, beach cruisers, burly carts, tagalongs, child carriers and more are all at your disposal. With over 70 miles of natural and paved trails inside the Park, you can explore and discover its sun-dappled, verdant secrets for days on end. Mountain bikers will drool over our dirt trails for a muscle-building, sweat-inducing workout. The terrain ranges from flat to 300-foot steep bluff climbs. If you can’t leave your bike behind, all ferry lines will transport them over to the Island for an additional fee.
There are several places to rent bikes by the hour, half day or full day. You can also bring your own bicycle on the ferry for a nominal fee. The Island is a mecca for bike riders with over 70 miles of scenic roads and breathtaking trails. Following a bike tour through the eight-mile perimeter of the Island on picturesque Lake Shore Boulevard is a very popular activity. Bicycles of every size and type imaginable are available. Remember, pedestrians and horses always have the right of way.
Bike And Electric Amigo & Adult Stroller Rentals
Electric Amigo scooters are available to those with disabilities or medical conditions. Because the scooters are limited in quantity, adult strollers are also available. Please visit Mackinac Island Bike Rental or Ryba Bike Rental from the links below.
Island Bicycle Rental Companies
Mackinac Island Bike Rental located adjacent to the Shepler’s Ferry Dock 906-847-6337
Mackinac Wheels located next to Bay View Bed & Breakfast on the Marina
Mission Point Resort
Bicycles available for guests and non-guests alike.
Ryba’s Bike Rental three locations: downtown next to Star Line Ferry, next to the Chippewa Hotel and at Island House Hotel
Electric Amigos, wheelchairs and adult strollers available.
Hotels offering bike rentals for guests include: Grand Hotel, Harbour View Inn, Inn at Stonecliffe and Small Point Bed & Breakfast
We Look Forward To Seeing You!
Whether you are interested in the Mackinac Island carriage tours, or in renting a bicycle and charting your own path, we look forward to having you.