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Address: 7754 Mahoney Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Phone Number: 906-847-3391
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We go riding ever year on the island. We had 4 people riding and 2 were experienced riders. We had requested to have our neice be the lead who would be riding Lily who was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Wyoming, Michigan
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We go riding ever year on the island. We had 4 people riding and 2 were experienced riders. We had requested to have our neice be the lead who would be riding Lily who was supposedly a lead horse. We were doing the ride without a guide. The guide always gets you started and I don't know why they didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My wife and I are experienced equestrians and own our own horses. The folks working here did a really great job of matching the right people to the right horses. The horses for beginners seemed well fitted to the families on them, and we had the sheer luxury of being turned out to trail ride with saddle horses that were... More 

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Tomball, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The experience was a once-in-a-lifetime one, even for my wife and me, the owners of 9 horses and lifetime riders. I was stunned when i heard about a place that let people take out horses and carriages without a chaperone/guide. I refused to believe it. Jack's is an example of a place that under-promises and over-delivers. Wow!

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was the place I came to the island to go to. I rented a driving horse and a carriage and I drove around the island. I would definitely repeat the experience. The did a good job of matching a horse to my skills - which made the experience just wonderful!. I'm very grateful I had such a nice time!

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We love Jack's. My wife and I used them in the past and this time we got a carriage for the family. Hard to find another place that will let you venture out on your own with a horse and carriage to explore. We took a 1.5 hour loop and only once had to help "convince" the horse to make... More 

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Granger, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I have ridden a horse a few times. On my questionnaire I listed myself as a beginner and asked for a docile horse. Unfortunate ly that "docile" horse made a sudden lunge for another horse and dipped down about 2/3 of the way through my ride. I fell off on asphalt and severely scraped my arm. I suffered a significant... More 

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

At Jack's one can drive yourself in a horse and buggy. No experience is needed, but it helps if you have ridden and are familiar with basic commands. At the stable we told the facilitator we wanted to go to Arch Rock. He gave us a detailed map and told us where we would have to give the horse special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Jack's staff was great!! Super friendly and patient as we started off our self guided buggy ride. This is the only way to see the island (by wagon ride)! You're above the foot and bicycle traffic and chaos. You also get a better feel for the era the city was built in. I would recommend this to everyone wanting to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is very unique; you can rent a horse and buggy and drive yourself along easily to follow mapped tour of the island. The tour has you along more remote parts of the island so that you will not have to worry about many pedestrians or bikers. The horses are well trained, easily controlled and seemingly well cared for. I... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I have been visiting Mackinac Island annually for the last 10 years with my two daughters. They are now teenagers, but still love to spend a few days on the Island with dad. Two things we always attempt to do are ride a tandem bicycle around the perimeter of the Island and go horseback/buggy riding. The last few years we... More 

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Additional Information about Jack's Livery Stable

Address: 7754 Mahoney Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Phone Number: 906-847-3391
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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