Carriage Tours, Walking Tours, Saddle Horses & Bicycles


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.

Horse Drawn Mackinac Island Carriage Tours

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.

Mackinac Island Carriage Tours

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

Cindy’s Riding Stable

Take the reins and tour Mackinac Island via horseback. Beginners and novices alike will enjoy the ride.


Drive Your Own Buggy

Jacks 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 are available by the hour. Stable hands give a short lesson on how to drive and then you are off to explore. Saddle horses are also available to rent by the hour.


Lessons

Mackinac Horseman’s Association

Mackinac Island 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 Equestrian Center.  Instructors are highly trained experts who teach in a riding ring at the equestrian center. Whether you ride or not, come take a tour of our barn and interact with their horses.

Walking Tours and Presentations

Haunts of Mackinac

As a guest of the Haunted History Tours, you will embark on an easy-paced journey into the realm of the unknown. All of their tours will both entertain and inform you. Nightly Tours, Group Rates, and Pet-Friendly Tours are available, Guests under 7 are free. Visit one of two locations, Downtown in the Bicycle Street Inn Courtyard.

Mackinac Revealed

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-round, 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 Mackinac Revealed for authentic Island expertise to enrich your vacation.

Magical Mackinac Tours

Meet the fairies, giants, and other characters of native legend.
As you walk the woods and shoreline, discover the magic of Mackinac Island. Walk the shoreline in an easy stroll discovering what makes Mackinac Island so magical then and today.

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 Scooters

Electric scooters are available to those with disabilities or medical conditions.

Island House Bikes

Mackinac Bike Barn

Mackinac Wheels

Mission Point Bike Rentals

Ryba’s Bike Rental


Island Bicycle Rental Companies

Mackinac Wheels

Located next to Bay View Bed & Breakfast on the Marina

Mission Point Resort

Ryba’s Bike Rental

Two locations: downtown next to Star Line Ferry and next to the Chippewa Hotel.

Hotels offering bike rentals for guests include Grand Hotel, Harbour View Inn, Inn at Stonecliffe, Island House, Mission Point Resort and Small Point Bed & Breakfast.