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Sunday, October 2, 2016
The Horses of Mackinac Island
Several in our group took a horse drawn carriage tour of the island. Halfway through the tour, you are transferred to a large wagon that is pulled by three horses. These are the world's largest and widest horse drawn carriages, holding approx. 35 tourists. This portion of the tour takes you through Mackinac Island State Park which comprises 83% of the island.
The tourist season runs from May to October. Sometime in October, the majority of the horses are returned to pastures on the mainland, some travel as far as Minnesota or Florida, where they will have the winter season 'off'. This website has additional information on the horses of Mackinac Island.