Here you will find all you need to know about this amazing area tucked in the mountains of Northern Idaho.
With a population of just over 7000 people, Sandpoint is all about the close knit relationships. Each person who loves here makes time to be a part of their neighbor’s lives, while also remaining active in all things public. Sandpoint has an overwhelmingly positive attitude and an appreciation for nature, the arts, and its citizens, making it a city of diverse events, gorgeous surroundings, and exuberant people.
Winter or summer (no matter which you prefer) Sandpoint has it all. Sandpoint’s residents love the environment, so there is more than enough to be done when it comes to outdoor activities.
Recreation is year-round at Schweitzer Mountain Resort! - Take to the slopes in winter to explore 2900 acres that accommodate Alpine and Nordic Skiing, Snow Biking, Snow Shoeing, and even tubing. The fun continues into the summer months with over 20 miles of mountain Biking routes, hiking trails, a 9-hole Disc Golf course, and much more. When you’re not out enjoying the mountainside, there is still plenty of entertainment to be found. Relax with a drink while enjoying live music at Schweitzer’s annual Fall Fest, or take some time to pamper yourself at the Village’s Spa.
Lake Pend Oreille
A gorgeous setting during the summer months, Lake Pend Oreille offers stunning views of the majestic Green Monarchs, Selkirk, and Cabinet Mountains. Its Cerulean blue waters stretch 43 miles in length, and at its widest, nearly 6 miles across. With waters averaging a refreshing 72 degrees you can easily beat the summer heat, and its biodiversity makes it a great place for all those who enjoy the outdoors. You can often find people participating in activities such as kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding, and fishing.
Trails & Camp Grounds
Encompassed by such a beautiful landscape, it’s only natural that Sandpoint has hundreds of trails to help you explore the local terrain. Whether you prefer high intensity or casual strolls in nature. For those who want to spend more than just a few hours surrounded by nature, Sandpoint is in close proximity to many beautiful parks which allow for camping. Whether you’re hiking in the mountains, or spending a night by the lake, you will find something that soothes the soul.
Sandpoint has a culture that awakens people. Live music can be heard on almost any night of the week in town, artists’ galleries can be found on every other street, and craftsmen locally owned shops create masterpieces from wood and stone. The people of sandpoint all take what they enjoy and build with it!
Eight nights of outstanding performances await you at the festival which aims to make great music available to Sandpoint and the neighboring areas. Celebrate music of every genre, and artists from all walks of life.
Committed to educating people of all ages about the performing arts, the conservatory offers a wide range of music and acting courses. Students can learn one-on-one with a private instructor, study alongside their peers in an ensemble, or practice performing in one of The Conservatory’s many student recitals.
Sandpoint realizes the importance of a quality education, which is why it offers a multitude of different opportunities for schooling.
Catering to most of the students in the area, LPOSD does its best to prepare students for the future. Benefited by small class sizes, the educators of the district can work more closely with students to determine their individual needs.
Another option for education is Sandpoint’s Waldorf School. Taking a hands-on approach to learning, the Waldorf school believes the subjects taught in school aren’t meant to just be studied, but experienced. Originating from the teachings from the artist and scientist, Rudolf Steiner, the method aims to address the developmental stages of a child.
Offering instruction for grades 6-12, Forrest M. Bird Charter schools aim to promote student success through a project-based curriculum and by fostering personal responsibility through high behavioral standards. To insure the highest rates of success, the school insures that every student has access to an advisor to support and encourage their development.
For those looking to continue their education, North Idaho College has a branch in Sandpoint! Aside from providing a variety of college credit classes, they also offer workforce training programs and non-credit credit courses for the community. NIC makes getting a higher education more accessible with the option to complete schooling online, allowing students to work around a busy schedule.
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