Mackinac Island is a very unique place to visit if you want to get away from cars and motor vehicles and traffic noise. If you want to see what it is like using horse and buggies for traveling around town, then this is the place to visit. Everything and everyone is transported by horses, carriages, and wagons including the trash pickup and taxi services. Of course you can always walk or ride bikes. The streets can smell from all the horse traffic so clean up after the horses is also important. I cannot even imagine what the stench was like in a large city like New York or London in horse and carriage days.