Off the shores of Lake Michigan there is a place that has become one of the most popular places in Michigan to visit. You can only get there by ferry and once you reach the dock you will discover there are no automobiles. Cars were banned from the island in 1898. Visitors must walk, bicycle or travel by horse. Yes, I said horse. The Mackinac Island Carriage Tours is the oldest and largest horse and buggy livery in the world. The island is home to more than 600 horses. It also hosts several well known festivals. The Lilac Festival was started in1949 and features a Grand parade where all the floats are horse drawn. The annual Fudge Festival celebrates the islands sweetest souvenir and is the most popular fudge in America. There are many sites on the island which include Fort Mackinac, The Dixie Saloon, Mill Creek and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. At Jacks Livery, Terry and I rented a carriage and our guide, Dorie took us around the island. We had never driven a carriage before, it’s that easy. Enjoy shopping downtown and stroll through the State Parks. If you are ever in Michigan this is one tourist spot you won’t want to miss! Did you visit? Leave a comment!
Country Time Creations will be at the Delaware Horse Expo March 27, 10 at the Delaware State Fair grounds in Harrington, Delaware. Plan to stop by, lots of new jewelry and show specials.