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Jack's Livery Stable

7754 Mahoney Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-3391
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

It is a fun time and not too expensive! Drive/Ride around the island and explore! The attendants were welcoming and helpful ... the horses know the route exactly and not a problem if you're a novice!!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We (two adults and two 4 year old boys) happened upon Jack's soon after arriving to the island. We had no itenerary so it was a perfect way to discover the island first. They have tours of every size starting at $80. It may seem pricey, but compared to any other, with a driver involved, they're far less expensive. They... More

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Rochester Hills, MI
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This was a fun. We took a carriage ride. I was the designated driver. You could almost say it was an almost boring ride, as the horse goes very slow and knows his route, but then when you consider "the traffic" of other carriages, bikers, and pedestrians, I did have to pay attention to what was going on around me!... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had a good experience. I felt that the people running it were very nice and friendly. The horse we were assigned "Willie" was actually a really great horse. Did as we asked, no issues. They know where they are going and for the most part are on auto-pilot. But I do have experience with horses and we def didn't... More

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Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Don't worry if you have no experience with horses. It couldn't be easier to drive yourself on these carriages. The horses are nice and slow and know the route. Even when we weren't sure where to go, our horse did! We had Mable, who is sweet and slow. She is good if you have young kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We rented a horse and buggy for 1 1/2 hours and we had a blast. What a great way to see the island. Shorty was our horse and he was great.

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Holland, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was our first time riding horseback on the island, but it was quite fun! We rode a trail that we've never been down before which gave us a peek at another area of the island that had some incredible homes! It was very enjoyable to chat with our guide who will be attending a specialized college in Virginia where... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have lost count of how many times I have rented a drive-it-yourself carriage from Jack's over the years. It's fun, relaxing, gentle, and not difficult. The staff is friendly and helpful. The horses generally know the routine and only need slight commands on the reins. (Occasionally, you may have to insist you know best when you get to a... More

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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Enjoyed our self-driven carriage ride to get some wonderful views of the island and the harbor. Loved the view from the East Bluff drive. Thanks Dewey for stopping at Sadie's Ice cream Parlor long enough to get some ice cream.

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Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Although I asked for a mild horse I got one that has an "anxiety personality" He was hard to handle and a bit scary. The term given to him was by an islander when I told which horse I had. I have seen other horses on the road that seem to be quite docile. You have to remember that these... More

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