Sandpoint, Idaho

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

210 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
43 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"
11 Votes - "Friendliest"
3 Votes - "Best For Food"
3 Votes - "Most Fun"
3 Votes - "Most Patriotic"

Description

Sandpoint, ID has an overwhelming view from the Long Bridge into town with Schweitzer Mountains creating the backdrop and Lake Pend Oreille perfectly supplementing the setting. A 43-mile long, glaciated body of water, Pend Oreille, is the fifth deepest lake in the U.S. with 111 miles of shoreline. Its pristine waters are a major factor in the community of Sandpoint’s high ranking as a premier tourist destination. Visitors can take a ski lift up 6,800 feet for the majestic view or try a boat cruise down below.

The area offers plenty of outdoor activities from skiing and boating to biking or hiking. Attractions include the Cedar Street Bridge Public Market, Silverwood Theme Park, Boulder Beach Waterpark, and Farrugat State Park. Visitors can also enjoy the Bonner County Museum or the Panida Theater.

For avid golfers, Sandpoint is an ideal destination. Sandpoint and the surrounding area boast numerous courses and a wide range of course options. Nearby hotels offer affordable “stay and play” packages.

Coming into Sandpoint across Lake Pend Oreille on the Long Bridge is absolutely breathtaking. You can see the approaching town nestled at the base of the mountains. This town has so much to offer the eye. Whether you are at the lake, shopping in downtown, or enjoying the mountains beauty is everywhere. We have lived here 5 years now and I have to pinch myself every so often that I get to live in such a majestic area.
Reviewed by neacret
on September 17, 2012
Sandpoint is nestled between beautiful mountains, with Schweitzer Ski area and Lake Pend Orielle. I love the friendly people where everyone is willing to help and support you.
Reviewed by kayla07
on September 17, 2012
I remember the first time I drove across the Long Bridge. The beauty almost takes your breath away. Every direction you look is another view of God's art work. The town of Sandpoint, which you come to right after you cross the Long Bridge, is a very friendly, clean place to live or visit. There are enough winter and summer activities for everyone to enjoy. Needless to say, I love it here!
Reviewed by refinnej6
on September 17, 2012
Sandpoint is absolutely stunning no matter where you turn!
Reviewed by victoriaz
on September 17, 2012
Located on a gorgeous crystal clear, deep water lake, surrounded by mountains and forests this just might be the most beautiful place on the North American Continent.
Reviewed by Tony
on September 17, 2012
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