About SandpointSandpoint, at the north end of Lake Pend Oreille, is a year-round resort town and artists' community that offers a wide variety of land- and water-based recreational opportunities. Park facilities at City Beach, west of First Avenue via Bridge Street, include beaches, two marinas, a boat launch and a pedestrian bridge over Sand Creek that links the park with downtown. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises offers a variety of tours; phone (208) 255-5253.
One of the West’s great railroad towns, Sandpoint is known as “The Funnel” for the major rail lines that converge here. More than 50 trains a day draw rail fans to the city. A brochure “A Rail Fan’s Guide to Sandpoint, Idaho” is available from the chamber of commerce.
Visitor Centers Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce 1202 Fifth Ave. Sandpoint, ID 83864. Phone:(208)263-2161 or (800)800-2106
ShoppingOne of downtown Sandpoint's focal points is the Cedar Street Bridge Public Market. Formerly a city bridge over Sand Creek, this renovated two-level structure is patterned after the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, Italy, and contains two levels of restaurants and shops.
Things to Do Bonner County Historical Museum
Horseback Riding Mountain Horse Adventures
Skiing Schweitzer Mountain Resort
WINERIES Pend d'Oreille Winery
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