Summer in Sandpoint
Welcome to our charming town of Sandpoint, ID, conveniently located only 11 miles from Schweitzer Mountain, on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Recognized by Outside Magazine, Men's Journal and Sunset Magazine as one of the best places to live and play in the west, Sandpoint has it all: a thriving art community, the renowned Festival at Sandpoint concert series and one of the locals' favorites - the Farmer's Market, held every Saturday.
Lake Pend Oreille offers action-packed water sports and leisurely beach time. The lake connects communities in the area including the City Beach in Sandpoint; charming Hope, a restaurant mecca and marina; as well as secluded, relaxing Garfield Bay just south of the famous Long Bridge.
Silverwood Theme park is only 20 minutes away and offers an excellent day of thrills and excitment. For those looking to have a more 'relaxed' stay, swing by the Pend Orielle Winery and sample the Huckleberry Blush before a visit to Coldwater Creek and the Cedar Street Bridge Public Market.
Voted Most Beautiful Small Town in America! Three weeks and 25,000 miles later, five teams competing in the Best of the Road contest — sponsored by Rand McNally in collaboration with USA TODAY — have turned in their maps and car keys, consulted with a panel of judges and come up with the winners: five towns full of friendly people, great scenery, terrific food, patriotic fervor and just plain fun.