Nankin Mills Recreation Area

This historic site is at the heart of Hines Park. The picnic area is nestled between the Tonquish Creek and the Rouge River. This spot was an important meeting point for the three Algonquin Indian Tribes, Ottawo, Ojibwa and Potowanami, during the late 1700's.

The Nankin Mills Interpretive Center is across the street from Nankin Mills Park and has three floors of displays. The center is open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The picnic area can accommodate large groups as it offers a large picnic shelter, one small shelter, playscape, two ball diamonds, beach volleyball courts and a comfort station. Nankin Lake is also nearby and is a great place for fishing.

There are segway rentals offered in the red barn next to the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center. For more information, please visit

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