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 Stable & Carriage Museum

The Grand Stables, located minutes away from the hotel near Surrey Hill and just across from Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, is free of charge and open to all Mackinac…

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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30 Miniature Paintings in 30 Days

#22. “Round Island Light”

1 x 2” acrylic and chalk on wood

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"Onward and Upward"⁣
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December is often crunch-time. I have to finish all the accounting from the season, get the rates ready for the upcoming season, organize my files so that I am ready to start fresh in 2022. I have to get in any room-blocks we need for the season before reservations explode in January, and make sure the website is up to date and ready for the traffic. Its always a little bit scary this time of year - what will next season bring? Will I be ready? But amazingly, no matter how ready-or-not I am, it all happens smootly and every season is great. ⁣
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Did you know there are lodging, dining and shopping options available for you to enjoy Mackinac Island during the winter months? Explore your options at https://www.mackinacisland.org/2021-2022-mackinac-island-winter-season/.
(Photo courtesy of Sara Wright and the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau.)
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Hello December!🎄❄️🎅🏼☃️🐴
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Rainbow by the Mackinac Bridge ...

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No better place to take in the magic of the season than Mackinac Island!
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Happy December!! Ready to enjoy this holiday month and all the snow that comes with it! ☃️

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Happy 1st day of December!❄️🎄♥️

24 more days until Christmas morning!♥️🎄🎁

Who’s getting excited?🙋🏻‍♀️

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Shoutout to Sara with the ups on Mackinac Island, Michigan!♥️🎄❄️📦📦📦

Hardest working employee on the island! Making sure businesses, employees and residents receive their packages in a timely manner all year long!🙌♥️

We ♥️ you Sara!😉

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Sending a moment of Island sunshine your way on this snowy Mackinac afternoon ☀️❄️

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A fresh dusting of snow on Marquette Park!❄️
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The extent of my Michigan travels ended here in Mackinac but a new bucket list item has been added to explore northern Michigan ...

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Our four slice box features our beautiful Mackinac Island Christmas tree and makes a beautiful gift.

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Consider adding “Visit Mackinac in Winter” to your Bucket List! Star Line offers daily trips (except Christmas Day) to the island throughout winter from its St. Ignace Dock # 2. Begin planning your adventure today – visit https://www.mackinacferry.com/explore-mackinac-in-winter/ to learn more.
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