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.

Sandpoint is a small town that has something for everyone. Here are just a few things to get involved in. Community theatre, Art shows, Hospice volunteer, water sports, boating, sailing, fishing, canoeing, swimming at the City Beach, skiing, snowboarding, quilt clubs, bird watching, toastmasters, bagpiping /drumming, grange meetings, 4-H, county fair, off campus college classes, wonderful resturants, archery club, trap club, hunting, bow hunting,farmer's market, drum circles museum events, hiking, biking, mountian biking, huckelberry picking, animal shelter volunteering,thrift storing, and much more. Please add to what I have left out!
Reviewed by mepiper
on August 26, 2013
There is no place on earth more beautiful than Sandpoint in the summer. August is bliss! Lake Pend Oreille is warm and wonderful, the trees are in full summer glory, the air is pure and clean and the temperature is perfect.
Reviewed by Judy Delucchi
on August 26, 2013
We love Sandpoint!
Reviewed by Sandpoint
on August 26, 2013
We here in Sandpoint have the most beautiful city hands down. With more fun things to do than anywhere else in America. Born an Idaho resident and resided 50 miles to the south for over a decade, I won't move anywhere else till the day I die. The schools are great, and it has to be THE best place to raise children! With great rated schools to many many fun things for kids to do including; skiing/snowboarding, bicycle paths, skate park, city beach, fishing, camping, hiking, huckleberry picking, art centers, farmers market,friendly people, urban chickening, Lost in the fifties annual car show, county fair, Festival at Sandpoint. The list could go on forever! Just can't say enough, we LOVE Sandpoint,
Reviewed by mmthompson
on August 26, 2013
Beautiful winters, beautiful summers!!! Lots to do every season. Very friendly people.
Reviewed by terri
on August 26, 2013
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