Last year was a banner tourism season for Ludington and Mason County, with the highest-ever hotel room rental income, increased event attendance, and more visitors to attractions. The new Port of Ludington Maritime Museum attracted 10,000 visitors since opening in June 2017.
“Ludington keeps evolving its product offerings with new and exciting attractions and events like the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum and Love Ludington weekend, while continuing to offer favorite traditions that bring people back,” said Brandy Henderson, executive director of the Ludington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Clearly our numbers show that Ludington continues to be a hot visitor destination.
In 2017, Ludington area hotels generated $14,235,564 in room rental income – the highest yet in the county’s history – 14.1 percent higher than 2016 and 25.3 percent higher than five years ago in 2013.
The Ludington Area CVB saw a strong year for attendance at events like BrrrewFest, Lakestride, Ludrock and Octoberfest. Ludington State Park led Michigan’s 100-plus state parks with the most camp nights booked and broke its own revenue record. And Sandcastles Children’s Museum saw its best year yet in attendance. Highlights include: