Located at the base of the Selkirk Mountains in Northern Idaho, Sandpoint is a premier summer destination. Sandpoint is on the northern shore of Lake Pend Oreille, a glaciated body of water, which is 43 miles long and is the fifth deepest lake in the United States.
On the Shores of Lake Pend Oreille
Summer days rarely exceed 90-degree temperatures due to a climate that is more moderate than weather typically found to the east of the Rocky Mountains. There is much to do here in the summer, including mountain biking, boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, and hiking. With weeks of consecutive clear and sunny days, the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors is almost guaranteed. Lake Pend Oreille provides many opportunities for excitement. Go out and water ski, wakeboard, fish, or just camp around one of the most beautiful lakes in North America. For the whitewater rafting enthusiasts there are numerous rivers and streams for an adrenaline rush, like the Class V rapids of the Moyie River, which is only one hour away.
Things to Do
Schweitzer Mountain has become a popular summertime destination for mountain biking with the many miles of trails and an operative quad chair lift for those who prefer to avoid the climb. There are also thousands of miles of trails in the surrounding are for both bikers and hikers to share. Schweitzer Mountain also offers summer music festivals, paint ball, golf, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, and berry picking. Sandpoint and the surrounding area offer golfers numerous courses from a relaxing nine to nationally acclaimed championship courses.
The Kootenai Wildlife Refuge, located north of Sandpoint at the base of the majestic Selkirk Range, is an excellent place to view migratory waterfowl, wild game, and a wide open expanse.
Each summer and fall, the area has a number of fun events such as the Festival at Sandpoint, Artwalk, Lake to Forest Triathlon, and Wooden Boat Show. Sandpoint is Idaho's largest art community with a multitude of artists, musicians, actors, and shows. Coldwater Creek on the Cedar Street Bridge, the first marketplace on a bridge, is a unique shopping experience with a mix of galleries and shops.
Dining in the Sandpoint area is usually a casual experience. Restaurants range from fast food to steak, seafood and nouvelle cuisine not routinely found in small town restaurants. Lodging options range from hotels and condominiums to private residences to bed and breakfasts. Use the discount coupons on this site to save on hotels, motels, bed & breakfast inns, camping, RV parks, transportation and more.
It's relatively easy to get to Sandpoint by flying into Spokane International Airport located 78 miles away or by a pleasant drive from many nearby states.
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