Horses & Carriage Tours

The gentle clip-clop of horses is a familiar sound on Mackinac Island. Take a narrated group carriage tour, starting downtown and stopping along the way at points of interest. Private carriage tours are also available: choose your own itinerary and pickup/drop-off points. Our Concierge Desk can help you design a personalized route, including parts of the island unseen by many.

For the more adventurous, saddle horses are a great way to explore Mackinac Island’s 40 miles of bridle paths. Or take a leisurely ride around the island in a drive-your-own carriage, available from local liveries. For tour arrangements or more information, please contact the Concierge Desk.

The new Grand Hotel stable, located minutes away near Surrey Hill and just across from Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, is home to 12 horses and open to the public. At 8,700 square feet, this working stable is a great way to see the horses up close, along with 20 antique carriages from both Grand Hotel and Mackinac Island Carriage Tours.