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Jack's Livery Stable

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Address: 7754 Mahoney Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Phone Number: 906-847-3391
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Wonderful tour of Mackinac Island by Private Carriage

While on our annual girls' weekend out, three friends and I spent a day on Mackinac Island. While we've all been there on numerous occasions, together and sometimes not (we've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Diane B
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Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While on our annual girls' weekend out, three friends and I spent a day on Mackinac Island. While we've all been there on numerous occasions, together and sometimes not (we've known each other for 50 years after all), for the first time we decided to take a private carriage ride around the Island and selected Jack's Livery Stable for the... More 

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed our self-driving carriage ride of Mackinac. While you can't go on all the trails or roads, there were a few different options, and we took the lakeshore road to British Landing and then down the centre past the golf course, 1812 battlefield and airport. We were lucky to have Shorty as our horse; he is... More 

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Humres32
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our nieces had never been to Mackinaw, so we thought this would be a fun excursion. It was. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. We did the British Landing drive your own buggy tour which, with no stops, took 1.75 hours. It was very leisurely, but we didn't mind. Given the heat on the day we went, we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was so easy to do! Our horse's name was Mable. We had no experience and we enjoyed it. We did the 1.5 hour lakeshore route. We figured we would be biking all day, so we decided to do one of the shorter route. Cost was $115. It was prorated. There is a halfway point where at British landing where... More 

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 1.5 hours driving our rented buggy and horse "Bell" around the lake shore route of Mackinac. Aside from maneuvering around the numerous bicycle riders, many of which could not ride or were not smart enough to give Bell a wide birth, we had an excellent ride. Bell knew the way so well we could have sat in the back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Caleb was amazing!! It was great to talk to someone who was born and raised here. He shared so much local information and he always added a personal touch while always asking us questions and making sure we were having a good time. I would give him a 10+ out of 10.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is awesome! Second time we have taken a horse and carriage out from Jack's. I think it's the second time we've gotten Gerry the horse, too. Here, you can rent a horse and carriage for anywhere from an hour to two hours and you take the horse and carriage out without a chaperone. There are various routes the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We were met outside our hotel by a private carriage and greeted with a friendly smile from the driver. Sadly, I have forgotten his name, but his horses names were Vicky and Casey. We took a one and a half hour tour our first day and it gave us a great idea of what we wanted to go see later... More 

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Clintonville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We had an incredible time driving our own horse and buggy around the island, and highly recommend it to anyone so inclined. The people at Jack's were great - very helpful, friendly and informative, yet also very professional in the way that they assessed our knowledge and experience with horses. The drive was magical, and let us see parts of... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Part of the mystique of Mackinac Island is that it is free from cars, and horses are used as the primary form of transportation. While on a walk from the Grand Hotel we saw the sign for Jack's Livery Stable and the Drive-Yourself Carriage Program. Had to stop by and explore. The office staff were very friendly and helpful, asking... More 

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