Horse Drawn Mackinac Island Carriage Tours
Gough Livery Carriages (906) 847- 3391
Riding in your own private carriage with an informed tour guide for a more intimate way to see Mackinac Island. Tours available daily.
Mackinac Island’s oldest and largest horse and buggy livery and the official tour of Mackinac State Park offering narrated tours through downtown to Surrey Hills, Arch Rock, Fort Mackinac and Grand Hotel. Carriage tours depart regularly from the office across from the Arnold Ferry Dock.
Guided & Unguided Trail Riding
Take the reigns and tour Mackinac Island via horseback. Beginners and novices alike will enjoy the ride.
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 two, four, or six passengers and are available by the hour. Stable hands give a short lesson on how to drive and then you are off to explore.
Mackinac Island Community Equestrian Center (906) 847-8034
Horseback Riding and Carriage Driving Lessons include a safe, educational three-hour Introduction to Riding, or hourly private, semi-private and group lessons. Instructors are highly trained experts who teach in a ring at the equestrian center. Whether you ride or not, come take a tour of our barn and interact with their horses.
Tours and Presentations
Mackinac Revealed, 231-622-4867
Tours led by a genuine Islander, Mackinac Revealed provides an insider’s perspective on all things Mackinac: growing up in the Victorian cottages on the Bluff, reliance upon horses, carriages and bikes for transportation, year-around, winter lifestyles, the Great Lakes and Mackinac’s unique environment, shipping & shipwrecks, Native People of the Straits, and more.
Enjoy a walking tour, bike ride, or seated visual presentation. Head out to explore the Island with owner Moira Croghan, who draws upon generations of Mackinac residency and decades of professional experience to show you Mackinac’s hidden gems and what goes on behind the scenes. Book your adventure at mackinacrevealed.com for authentic Island expertise to enrich your vacation.
Come meet a Mackinac Island School Teacher and year round resident for an informative presentation that answers answers all of our questions about living on the unique Mackinac Island. Karen will keep you in stitches with the humorous anecdotes about her experiences during the past 37 years that capture the essence of the Island and its residents. Vocal Local presentations are nightly at Harbour View Inn. Special presentations for large groups are available upon request.
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, fat-tire 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.
Bike And Electric Amigo
Electric Amigo scooters are available to those with disabilities or medical conditions. Because the scooters are limited in quantity, adult strollers are also available at Mackinac Island Bike Shop, Ryba Bike Rental and Mackinac Cycle.
Island Bicycle Rental Companies
Mackinac Cycle, located at the head of the Arnold Ferry (906) 847-0047
Mackinac Island Bike Rental located next to the Shepler’s Ferry Dock 906-847-6337
Mackinac Wheels located next to Bay View Bed & Breakfast on the Marina (906) 847- 8022
Mission Point Resort (906) 847-3000
Ryba’s Bike Rental three locations: downtown next to Star Line Ferry, next to the Chippewa Hotel and at Island House Hotel. (906) 847-6261
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.