National Geographic Adventurer describes Sandpoint as an “idyllic adventure haven…that will continue to fight off land rushes and unsightly sprawl.”
Outside Magazine names Sandpoint “one of the Nation’s top 10 outdoor towns.”
Forbes Magazine named Sandpoint one of the best 10 cities from which to telecommute.
USA Today describes Sandpoint: “It’s a Norman Rockwell-meet-Ansel-Adams classic, brought to life every summer…”
Business Week states, “It might sound like the middle of nowhere, but this funky community in the Idaho Panhandle pretty much has it all.”
Rand McNally/USA Today votes Sandpoint “The most beautiful town in the USA!”
Travel and Leisure Magazine calls it “America’s Prettiest Winter Towns”.
Sunset Magazine wins the accolades a “most under the radar ski town.”
USA Today claims Sandpoint is famous as “The Funnel” for railroads in the northern tier states.
County Living Magazine says Sandpoint is a “small town we love”.
USA Today reports that Sandpoint’s “a good destination for second home buyers”.
American Cowboy Magazine calls Sandpoint “A true gem in this Gem State” declare the town one of “The greatest places to live in the West.”
Big Sky Journal insists that Sandpoint should “be on your winter bucket list”
N.Y. Times writes in-depth article on the Sandpoint Transition Initiative.
Sunset Magazine calls Sandpoint a “four-season outdoorsy resort that’s also a real town with a strong community spirit.”
Mountain Living Magazine says Sandpoint is one of 5 “mountain markets to watch.”
The New York Times features Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille in a guide for “leaf lovers”.
The New York Times states, “Sandpoint has always emphasized the outdoors life”.
Business Week writes, “It might sound like the middle of nowhere, but this funky community in the Idaho Panhandle pretty much has it all.”
Bird Aviation and Innovation Museum (not birds, but airplanes and inventions. Museum is named after Dr. Forrest Bird, inventor of the Bird Respirator which replaced the Iron Lung. Ladies, trust us – you’ll love this place, too!)
Boating/water-ski/tube on Lake Pend Oreille
The Festival at Sandpoint: Usually last week in July and first week in August
Schweitzer Mountain Resort: Events
Bonner County Fairgrounds: Events
Bonner County Rodeo: Approximately 2nd weekend in August at Bonner County Fairgrounds.
Lost in the 50’s (In May)
Sandpoint Bicycle Film Festival Friday Early June
Wooden Boat Festival Approximately July 12, 13. City Beach. 208-255-1876
Long Bridge Swim: Approximately first week of July. 1.76 mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille. 208-265-5412