Standpoint, Idaho is a cozy little town located on the shores of Idaho’s largest lake, 43-mile-long Lake Pend Orville, It is surrounded by three major mountain ranges, the Selkirk, Cabinet and Bitterroot ranges. It is a destination spot and with a population of under 8,000 it is small and easy to navigate on foot.
Chris and I spent a few days in Sandpoint last month and while we stayed in a condo a bit outside of town we spent some time walking around the town and seeing some of the artwork and architecture that makes this little town a great place to visit.
The town relies on the timber industry and light manufacturing primarily and we saw signs of a revitalization of the downtown. Tourism is a huge draw for this town and when we were there it was not prime season so it was kind of nice to be able to enjoy an uncrowded experience. With Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Idaho’s largest ski resort being nearby it gets a lot of action during skiing season.
Outdoor art always appeals to me and I found several murals and sculptures sprinkled throughout the town. I did manage to photograph a few of these and especially liked the bold bicycle and butterfly wall.
The town offers plenty of shopping, eateries and an amazing chocolate shop called Sandpoint Chocolate Bear. If you only visit one shop when you visit I would make it this one. No pictures because we ate all of the yumminess.
Have you ever been to Sandpoint, Idaho? I would love to hear what you found when you visited that we might have missed. Let me know in the comments and remember that each comment this month means a $1 donation to our Comments for a Cause — UMCOR Hurricane Irma Relief.