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Travel Michigan: Step Back in Time in a Horse-drawn Mackinac Island Carriage

‘Downtown,’ essentially Main and Market Streets, Mackinac looks like the film set of a wild west movie but with draft horses pulling multi-seat carts (the $5 shuttle from the ferry terminal to hotels) and no gun-wielding cowboys.
Victorian style carriages pull up in the u-shaped driveway (no need for parking lots) in front of hotels like the Mission Point Resort and individuals who’ve booked private tours around the island – like me – climb aboard.

Metamora, Michigan: Living and Breathing Horses and a touch of France

Metaphorically, Metamora, Michigan is a one-horse town. Literally, it’s the small town at the centre of Michigan’s horse country. “If you love horses, you have to stop at Metamora,” almost everyone in Rochester, Michigan said when I visited last spring for the Rochester Writers Conference. So I did. Who would have thought I’d discover a […]