Sandpoint is Fun For All Seasons!!!
Visitors of Sandpoint, Idaho, who have entered the town from the south on
highway 95, will have crossed Lake Pend Oreille, on the Long Bridge, which treats visitors to a vista they will not quickly forget.
With the lake's bright, unpolluted waters beneath them, travelers see the jagged etching of Montana's Cabinet Mountains against the sky to the east. To the north and west, rising sharply behind the town of Sandpoint, is the Selkirk Mountain range comprised of backcountry wilderness stretching some 60 miles toward the Canadian border. Add to all this evocative scenery the two-mile Long Bridge itself, which in addition to serving as a major traffic corridor provides a separate, highly popular recreational pathway for runners, walkers and bicyclists. In fact, the first sign travelers see upon entering the community states simply that "Sandpoint is a Walking Town."
Destination or Home Town
And so newcomers to Sandpoint sense quickly
that this year-round resort town and
artists' community seems to be made for some
welcomed "time-outs" from the stresses of
traveling. With its streets lined by vintage
maple trees and towering pine and fir,
thoughts begin to occur that the community
of Sandpoint might well make for an
excellent place to call home. The town's
turn-of-the-20th-century architecture with
its refurbished office buildings, old movie
theatre and numerous shops and restaurants,
take travelers back to what many recall as a
simpler time in their lives spent perhaps in
the small childhood town in which they grew
up. And who could possibly say you're
wasting time spending part of your day
enjoying a quality ice cream cone while
walking slowly along Sandpoint's spectacular
city beach? On the other hand, should you be
inclined to spend your day actually doing
something, you will discover that the city
of Sandpoint's cultural and entertainment
events offered throughout the year are
extensive and diverse.