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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Meadow Lakes, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Meadow Lakes and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Meadow Lakes:
    • 61.624722, -149.601111
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Meadow Lakes
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Meadow Lakes ...

We have found two communities that share the name Meadow Lakes.

Within Alaska, the name Meadow Lakes is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This Meadow Lakes is located in Fresno County and lies 2,131 miles [3,429.5 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lakes
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fresno County community of Meadow Lakes.
    • South Carolina
      • York County
      • This Meadow Lakes is located in York County and lies 3,433 miles [5,524.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lakes
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Meadow Lakes.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Meadow Lakes ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Big Lake
  • Birchwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birchwood
    • Birchwood lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Meadow Lakes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birchwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
  • Cottonwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Meadow Lakes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Farm Loop
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farm Loop
    • Farm Loop lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Meadow Lakes
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farm Loop
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fishhook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishhook
      • Fishhook lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Meadow Lakes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishhook
    • Knik
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knik
      • Knik lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Meadow Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knik have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knik
    • Lucky Shot Landing
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucky Shot Landing
      • Lucky Shot Landing lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Meadow Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucky Shot Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucky Shot Landing
    • Nancy Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nancy Lake
      • Nancy Lake lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Meadow Lakes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nancy Lake
    • Peters Creek
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters Creek
      • Peters Creek lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Meadow Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peters Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Creek
    • Willow Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Lake
      • Willow Lake lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Meadow Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Lake

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Meadow Lakes. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Ada Blackjack Johnson     (Explorer)
    • Sydney Mortimer Laurence     (Artist)

How Far From Meadow Lakes to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Meadow Lakes to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Meadow Lakes and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 571 miles [918.9 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Meadow Lakes to Juneau, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 33 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 23 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,345 miles [5,383.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 190 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,973 miles [9,612.6 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,670 miles [10,734.3 km] and it lies to the north (N).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,210 miles [8,384.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Meadow Lakes. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Meadow Lakes) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Meadow Lakes. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Meadow Lakes

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meadow Lakes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.6247, Longitude: -149.6011       In this case, the coordinates for Meadow Lakes have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Meadow Lakes to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 4.118 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.83 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.296 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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