A narrated, horse-drawn carriage tour is the iconic Mackinac Island activity. Yet, it’s just one of many equine activities to enjoy in a land that has been car-free forever. You can go horseback riding on a guided or unguided tour, rent a private carriage for an intimate ride, even drive your own horse and buggy! Or you can visit with the horses in the barn and find a new friend. Plus, Mackinac Island is home to two museums showcasing antique carriages.

Benjamin Blacksmith Shop

Originally built in the 1880s, Robert Benjamin and later his son, Herbert, ran a blacksmith shop into the 1960s. The contents of the shop were moved to the reconstructed building…

Carriage Tours

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…

Cindy’s Riding Stable

For guided and unguided trail riding, Cindy’s Riding Stable is the place to take the reins. Tour Mackinac Island via horseback. Beginners and novices alike will enjoy the ride!

Gough Livery Carriages

Riding in your own private carriage with an informed tour guide for a more intimate way to see Mackinac Island. Tours available daily.

Grand Hotel Horse Stable/Carriage Museum

Located next to Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, this working facility is home to Grand Hotel's 12 horses and is open to the public. It is a great way to…

Jack’s Livery Stable

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…

Mackinac Horseman’s Association and Community Equestrian Center

Mackinac Horsemen’s Association provides Horseback Riding and Carriage Driving Lessons. Lessons include a safe, educational three-hour Introduction to Riding, or hourly private, semi-private and group lessons at the Mackinac Community…

Mackinac Island Taxi

Radio dispatched horse drawn taxis available 24-hours a day, in season. Standard fares per person.

Surrey Hills Carriage Museum

An antique carriage museum that features a working blacksmith shop, Surrey Hills lets you explore and learn about carriages. Three shops offer food, gifts, and souvenirs. There is a picnic…

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Years go by fast. Turning into almost 3 years since our last visit to Mackinac Island! Hoping to fix that this year. Here’s a blue hour shot from a nice calm morning back in the ‘old days’ of 2018.
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A hazy day with the greatest little lighthouse! ...

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Mackinac Island’s Star Line Ferry near sunrise, making its way to the island to deliver a cargo of day employees and visitors.
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Mackinac Bridge!  It connects the Upper Peninsula (at St. Ignace) with the Lower Peninsula (Mackinaw City), where all us trolls live.

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Waiting on the green grass, blooming flowers, and singing birds. 🌱🌸☀️ ...

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A serene April morning out on the lake watching the ferry come in. ⛴

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Calm morning at the cannon. 😇 ...

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Custer Road was changed to Cemetery Road. New signs went up.
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I looked out this morning at a grey dreary day and expectations were low for my first walk with Alfie. Rounding the corner to Arch Rock I could see the vivid color of the water and the watercolor clouds. I could hear the sound of the birds and slight waves on the shore. Surprised and grateful for this peaceful start to a work day.
This is probably one of the most photographed landmarks on the Island. I know I’ve taken hundreds of photos myself. But no moment is alike. The light, the sky, the water are forever changing. It’s like a first portrait every time.


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“Lilacs For Anne” A recent painting and entry for this years Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Poster Contest which has a storied tradition. This years theme is “Legends and Lore of Mackinac Island” and I chose to depict Anne’s Tablet. A nook on the east bluff that tends to be known more to the locals but, is an amazing view!

One thing Constance Fenimore Woolson was known for as a novelist, poet and short story writer is fictions about the Great Lakes region. Us that know the island experience understand it sounds a bit fictional when you try and explain it to those that have not been!

If I told you one day, “I took a ferry ride across the Straits of Mackinac and then a horse taxi to get to my plein air painting location,” it would sound made up. But its true!
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A Sip n’ Sail cruise is the perfect opportunity to get out on the Great Lakes, enjoy the water and sunshine! ☀️🌊

A little over a month until the Isle Royale Queen III starts its summer season. Will you be joining us?

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Pretty please with Oreos on top! 🖤⚪🖤 ...

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Imagine kicking up your feet in our cozy Round Island Suite to recharge between a morning hike and an afternoon picnic on the Lawn 💭☀️🍎 (p.s. can you spot Mission House just outside the window?)
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Dreaming of Summer

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