The History of Frog Island Park – The Island That is Not an Island

Many local residents know that Frog Island Park is one of many parks along the Huron River in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  It is also known as a popular destination on the Border to Border Trail. Beyond the trails and riverside views, Frog Island is an important setting in Ypsilanti’s industrial history as well as the home of the legendary Smeet Frog.  Originally published in the “Ypsilanti Gleanings,” a publication of the Ypsilanti Historical Society, Janice Anschuetz shares a history of Frog Island Park: