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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Fort Kent, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fort Kent 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 Fort Kent:
    • 47.258563, -68.589748
    • 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 Fort Kent
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Aroostook County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Aroostook County
  • 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 Fort Kent ...

We have found one communities that share the name Fort Kent.

Within Maine, the name Fort Kent is unique.

Beyond Maine, there is another community also named Fort Kent in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Fort Kent lies 1,867 miles [3,004.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Fort Kent that is located in Aroostook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Kent

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort Kent ...

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.

  • Boundary
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boundary
    • Boundary lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Kent
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boundary came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boundary
  • Burnt Landing [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Landing
    • Burnt Landing [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Kent
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Landing
  • Burnt Mill [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Mill
    • Burnt Mill [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Kent
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Mill
  • Eagle Lake [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Lake
    • Eagle Lake [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Fort Kent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 796 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Lake<4>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Frenchville [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchville
      • Frenchville [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Fort Kent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,031 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frenchville<4>
    • Jones Mill [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Mill
      • Jones Mill [Aroostook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Mill
    • Michigan Settlement [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michigan Settlement
      • Michigan Settlement [Aroostook County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Kent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Michigan Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michigan Settlement
    • Soldier Pond [Aroostook County]

How Far From Fort Kent 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 Fort Kent to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Houlton, which is the Seat of Aroostook County and lies 85 miles [136.8 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could drive a straight line from Fort Kent to Houlton, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 211 miles [339.6 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,219 miles [8,399.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,942 miles [9,562.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,819 miles [6,146.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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About Aroostook County

About Maine

The official website for Fort Kent: www.fortkent.org/

The official website for Aroostook County: www.aroostook.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Kent) 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 Fort Kent. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort KentOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Kent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2586, Longitude: -68.5897    
<2>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Fort Kent 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 301.538 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 297.708 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 296.60 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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