Lake Erie not only lends a scenic quality to Willowick, but also a dimension of adventure. As one of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie is a huge body of water that can accommodate large boats for all kinds of recreation. If going out onto the water for boating, fishing, or water sports is not your idea of fun, you can still enjoy the beautiful views on the shore of Lake Erie at local parks like the Lakefront Lodge park in Willowick, which features 10 acres suitable for hosting events or just strolling and watching the sunset.
White settlement in the Willowick area began with a 1796 treaty with the Iroquois native people who had inhabited the land to the east of the Cuyahoga River. Though settlement in the region began shortly after the United States won its independence, people put down roots here slowly. Willowick did not become a major population center until the early 1900s, when homebuilding in the area began to kick into high gear, a trend that increased during the 1950s and 1960s as the popularity of suburbs began to grow across the nation, which shaped Willowick into the city it is today.