Things to do on Mackinac Island

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…

Inside Mackinac 2020 Travel Guide Cover Image

START PLANNING

Click here to download our visitors guide and get the inside scoop on Mackinac Island

Share Your Adventure

#mymackinac