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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 New Canada, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Canada 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 New Canada:
    • 47.101706, -68.504211
    • 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 New Canada
  • 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 New Canada ...

We have found two communities that share the name New Canada.

Within Maine, the name New Canada is unique.

Beyond Maine, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these two communities, one is located in the United States and the other in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Minnesota
      • Ramsey County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of New Canada [Ramsey County].
    • Nova Scotia
      • This New Canada lies 258 miles [415.2 km]<2> to the southeast of the New Canada that is located in Aroostook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Canada

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Canada ...

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.

  • Burnt Landing [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Landing
    • Burnt Landing [Aroostook County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of New Canada
    • 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]<2> to the west of New Canada
    • 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 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of New Canada
    • 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>
  • Frenchville [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchville
    • Frenchville [Aroostook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of New Canada
    • 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>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Jones Mill [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Mill
      • Jones Mill [Aroostook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of New Canada
      • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of New Canada
      • 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
    • Nixon [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixon
      • Nixon [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of New Canada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nixon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixon
    • Soldier Pond [Aroostook County]
    • Winterville [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterville
      • Winterville [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of New Canada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterville

How Far From New Canada to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Houlton, which is the Seat of Aroostook County and lies 74 miles [119.1 km]<2> to the south southeast. If you could drive a straight line from New Canada 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 202 miles [325.1 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 710 miles [1,142.6 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 5,221 miles [8,402.4 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 5,944 miles [9,565.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,820 miles [6,147.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Mentions & References for New Canada

Visit our Community Index for Maine

About Aroostook County

About Maine

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

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that New Canada could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Canada) 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 New Canada. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New CanadaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Canada. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1017, Longitude: -68.5042       In this case, the coordinates for New Canada have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 New Canada 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 301.518 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 297.657 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 296.652 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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