Sandpoint Idaho lies on the shores of Idaho's largest lake, 43-mile-long Lake Pend Oreille, and is surrounded by three major mountain ranges, the Selkirk, Cabinet and Bitterroot ranges. It is home to Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Idaho's largest ski resort. The opening of Schweitzer Mountain Resort in 1963 turned the area into a year-round tourism destination. The beauty of the surrounding Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains and Lake Pend Oreille has kept Sandpoint a tourist favorite for water sports, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, fishing and skiing and is on the International Selkirk Loop and two National Scenic Byways (Wild Horse Trail and Pend Oreille Scenic Byway).
Sandpoint was named the nation's "Most Beautiful Small Town" by Rand McNally and USA Today.
Sandpoint offers an array of fine shopping including the picturesque Cedar Street Bridge Public Market, spanning 400 feet across Sand Creek in downtown Sandpoint, the Cedar Street Bridge Public Market is heralded as the only marketplace on a bridge in the United States.
Sandpoint is alive and vibrant with year-round theatre performances, art events, fairs, movies, plays and festivals including the Festival at Sandpoint held the first 2 weeks in August. Visit the restored historic Panida Theater at 300 N. First Street. Summer activities include golfing, fishing, cruises, sea kayaking , swimming, mountain biking, hiking, boating or for something different visit the local winery.
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