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Mackinac Island, Michigan

The very best thing about  Mackinac Island  is that they don’t allow cars here.  You can arrive by either boat or airplane, but once you are here, you get around either by foot, bicycle, or horse.  Electric bikes are considered a motor vehicle and are similarly banned, unless you are disabled and show proof.  The magic of this though is captured buy traveling by horse.   Horse drawn taxis and carriages abound here.  There are riding stables, carriage tours, and horse drawn hotel shuttle.  You can even rent a drive your own cart, after taking a short class of course. We purchased a ferry ticket to the island from Sheplers Ferry which included a several hour long Horse Drawn Carriage Tour.  This allowed for an overview of the Island and a visit to the Surry Hills Museum, and the Grand Hotel Horse Barn. Carriage Tours leave from downtown, just off of where the Ferry lands Two horse power.  Belgian Draft Horse power! They use Percheron Draft Horses to pull the larger carriages   Chandeli