Jack's Livery Stable, Mackinac Island

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Horseback Riding Tour · Outdoor Activity
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Established in 1953 by brothers Jack and Burton Gough, Jack's offers both drive-yourself carriages and saddle horses for rent by the hour. Upon Jack's death in 1970 and Burton's death in 1976, Jack's sons, Billy and Reggie, and Burton's son, Dale, took over the stables. Today, Jack's is owned and operated by Dale and Cindy, Billy's wife, as well as Teddy, Billy's son.

Jack's opens for the season in early May and closes in mid-October. Although open 7 days a week, hours change throughout the season. Please call for more information.
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  • The island being motor vehicles free is a cool concept but so over touristy. Everything seemed to be constructed for tourists. Nice if that’s what you’re looking for. 
    The island being motor vehicles free is a cool concept but so over touristy. Everything seemed to be constructed for tourists. Nice if that’s what you’re looking for.  more »
  • did a solo horseback ride with a guide since i am under 18, and it was great. guide was nice and a joy to talk to. went earlier in the morning and didn’t have to wait long for a ride, they got me... 
    did a solo horseback ride with a guide since i am under 18, and it was great. guide was nice and a joy to talk to. went earlier in the morning and didn’t have to wait long for a ride, they got me...  more »
  • We recently rented a carriage from Jack’s Livery Stable. I would say it was my favorite experience of our visit to a Mackinac Island. Even now, it makes me smile to think about. King carried us....  more
    We recently rented a carriage from Jack’s Livery Stable. I would say it was my favorite experience of our visit to a Mackinac Island. Even now, it makes me smile to think about. King carried us....  more »
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  • Rented a horse (Sky) and carriage to drive for the 1 hour trip and a saddle horse (Minnie) also for a 1 hr ride. We had so much fun driving a carriage for the first time, Sky definitely knew the routine! A quick run down on directions and we were off. My daughter went horseback alone with a guide from the stable. Her first time riding and she loved it, the guide stayed with her the whole ride as requested. Staff was friendly and helpful.
  • Friendly, helpful service. We rented a drive-yourself carriage. They ask you questions upfront about your experience, so if you're a noob (like me) they can give you a horse that basically walks its route on auto pilot. They assigned Belle to us. Belle was great. She took good care of us. The staff explain everything clearly and make you comfortable before seeing you off.
  • This place is a little on the worn side but don't let that fool you. Great friendly customer service. I was nominated to be our carriage driver with no experience they gave me a quick run down on what to do. Our horse buster was a veteran of a horse that knew the routine and kept us guessing on what direction to go but he knew where to go lol. A true champ and anyone who get the chance with buster should be honored
  • Had so much fun! Staff were nice and very informative on what to do and where to go. We will absolutely be back!!!
  • Amazing people and horses! Very informative staff and the horse we had the privilege to drive around the island,Ace, was calm but had a great personality. We had a great time and plan to return again this fall! Thank you !

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