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“Fun way to spend an hour or two” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jack's Livery Stable

Jack's Livery Stable
7754 Mahoney Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-3391
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
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Westminster
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95 reviews 95 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Fun way to spend an hour or two”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We drove the 4 seater carriage with Rocky, the horse. If you only want an hour, they start you off on the shorter route and Rocky will take you from there. They include a map but really, the horse knows the way.

Visited October 2012
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Well Worth It!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This was one of the coolest things my wife and I did as a couple. Took “Shortie” on a ride around the west side of the island, and then through the interior (it was awesome with the fall colors). The horse needs to be steered somewhat when he’s trying to eat leaves, and if you want him to speed up just shake the reins a bit. It turned out to be around $100 or so, and it was well worth it. Ask for “Shortie”…very good horse!

Visited September 2012
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Skokie, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Drive your own carriage!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

For less than a regular horse-drawn carriage ride ($100/hr), you can have the fun of being your own driver (We paid $64/hr)! The horse knows the routes, so we had very little to do in guiding the horse. The stablemen gave great directions and instructions. A very enjoyable experience.

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Michigan, USA
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“Well worth the $”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had so much fun! We rented a buggy from Jack’s Livery. You cannot go around the entire island, however you go from the Livery to the snack shack to the interior of the Island, past the Grand and back to the Livery. The entire loop was about 1/1/2 hr and cost about $65.00, totally worth every penny. The staff is very competent; initially we had a high-spirited horse…so we went back to the Livery and traded for a perfectly mild mannered horse “Billy”. Staff tells you to steer the horse left or right, which is true, however horses know where the trail is and where to go. I have seen other reviews that dislike this, however we were then able to relax and enjoy the ride with no fears of getting lost. We highly recommend this tour.

Visited September 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Great value for horse and buggy rentals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

This was one of our favorite things to do on the Island. We rented a horse and buggy for about 2 hours. The value was great and allowed us to see a great portion of the island. The staff was very friendly and helpful as was Rocky, the horse. Don't miss out on this while on the Island!

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