Idaho Nature September 04, 2017
by Emerson The Enchanting Waterfront Village In Idaho You Never Even Knew About
Idaho is full of hidden gems and unknown places that are just waiting to be discovered. It seems that everywhere you look, there is something new to be uncovered. Even if you’ve lived in Idaho your whole life, it can feel like you’re constantly learning about new communities you’ve never heard about before. This small waterfront community in North Idaho is like a little oasis away from the hustle and bustle of its surrounding cities. You may find it odd that more people don’t know about this place, because it’s absolutely breathtaking. A tight-knit community nestled upon an absolutely gorgeous lake, Dover Bay encompasses the very best aspects of living in Idaho.
Located in North Idaho among the Cabinet and Selkirk Mountain Ranges, Dover Bay is a mere 285-acre community nestled alongside one of the largest and most pristine lakes in the country, Lake Pend Oreille.
This waterfront village boasts paradise-like living all year long. Dover Bay exhibits the feeling of being on a secluded island, although it is just a short drive away from Sandpoint and about 45 minutes away from the large resort town of Coeur d'Alene.
Dover Bay houses both long term residents and short term vacationers. Can you imagine living next to a view like this? The beautiful Lake Pend Oreille is one of the most breathtaking sights in all of Idaho, and it's right in Dover Bay's backyard.
The waterfront community is relatively new, established in only 2003. But the area has a rich history in lumber and was home to several lumber mills dating back to the late 19th century. The tiny lumber town was a stop on the Northern Pacific Railroad and was active in the timber industry until the 1980's.
Now, that tiny lumber town is the beautiful and serene Dover Bay community.
Dover Bay is a water lover's dream come true. The lakeside location makes it ideal for pretty much any recreational water activity you can think of during the warm parts of the year.
And during the colder months, the village turns into a winter wonderland that looks like something straight out of a fairy tale!
Dover Bay is just a short drive to the renowned Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort for world-class skiing and snowboarding opportunities.
Dover Bay is committed to keeping the rural feel of the community alive by making 70 acres of the region into a wildlife preserve area where natural flora and fauna thrive!
Making sure the community grows in a way that is good for the natural wilderness area around it is a priority to the community leaders.
The quaint Marina Village is sure to have any supplies you could need for a day out on the lake and the Dover Bay Cafe boasts some of the best waterfront dining in the world. It's the perfect place to stop and take in the majestic and beautiful North Idaho landscape.
Pictures just do not do this place justice. Nothing can capture the feeling of being totally surrounded by utter beauty and knowing a view like this doesn't exist anywhere else in the world.
Whether you're a resident, or just visiting, Dover Bay offers up an unforgettable experience. It's a great reminder of the remarkable places that are hiding away in Idaho—visible only to those who know where to look!
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