Located on the banks of the River Raisin in southwestern Washtenaw County, Sharon Mills County Park offers the opportunity to visit a significant historic site in a beautiful natural setting. Prior to its acquisition by the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission in 1999, Sharon Mills was most recently used to house a winery. The mill was originally constructed in the mid-1850s. It was then purchased and nearly rebuilt by Henry Ford in the 1930s for use as a small factory. Sharon Mills is listed as a State of Michigan Historic Site.
Along with the Mill structure, the site includes extensive interpretive signage, as well as fishing, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, and canoeing opportunities. Interpretive programs are conducted at the park, discussing both the history and ecology of the site.
To learn more about planned recreation amenities and programs at Sharon Mills Park, please check-out the adopted 2016 Site Master Plan.