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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 Pine Point, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pine Point 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 Pine Point:
    • 43.541195, -70.344216
    • 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 Pine Point
  • 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 Pine Point ...

We found seven communities that share the name Pine Point.

Within Maine, the name Pine Point is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Hall County
      • This Pine Point is located in Hall County and lies 958 miles [1,541.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Pine Point that is located in Cumberland County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hall County community of Pine Point.
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampden County
      • This Pine Point is located in Hampden County and lies 147 miles [236.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Pine Point that is located in Cumberland County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampden County community of Pine Point.
    • Minnesota
      • Becker County
      • This Pine Point is located in Becker County and lies 1,234 miles [1,985.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Pine Point that is located in Cumberland County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Becker County community of Pine Point.
    • Northwest Territories
      • This Pine Point lies 2,156 miles [3,469.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Pine Point that is located in Cumberland County.
    • Ontario
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Pine Point.
    • South Carolina
      • Lexington County
      • This Pine Point is located in Lexington County and lies 883 miles [1,421.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Pine Point that is located in Cumberland County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lexington County community of Pine Point.
    • Tennessee
      • Henry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Pine Point [Henry County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pine Point ...

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.

  • Cash Corner
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash Corner
    • Cash Corner is located in Cumberland County
  • Crocketts Corner
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crocketts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crocketts Corner
    • Crocketts Corner is located in Cumberland County
  • Danish Village ‑ Historic
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danish Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danish Village
    • Danish Village is located in Cumberland County
  • Elizabeth Park
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth Park
    • Elizabeth Park is located in Cumberland County
  • Ferry Beach
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferry Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferry Beach
    • Ferry Beach is located in York County
  • Grand Beach
    (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Beach
    • Grand Beach is located in Cumberland County
  • Hills Beach
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hills Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hills Beach
    • Hills Beach is located in York County
  • Lone Creek Village ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Creek Village
    • Lone Creek Village is located in Cumberland County
  • Ocean Park
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Park
    • Ocean Park is located in York County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Park <5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pine Point Beach
      (Less than 2 miles to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Point Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Point Beach
      • Pine Point Beach is located in Cumberland County
    • Pond Cove
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Cove
      • Pond Cove is located in Cumberland County
    • Sunset Park
      (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Park
      • Sunset Park is located in Cumberland County
    • Surfside
      (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surfside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surfside
      • Surfside is located in York County
    • Tattle Corner
      (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tattle Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tattle Corner
      • Tattle Corner is located in York County
    • Town Landing
      (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Landing
      • Town Landing is located in Cumberland County

How Far From Pine Point 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 Pine Point to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Portland, which is the Seat of Cumberland County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Pine Point to Portland, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 472 miles [759.6 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,428 miles [8,735.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,139 miles [9,879.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,015 miles [6,461.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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

The official website for Cumberland County: www.cumberlandcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pine Point) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5412, Longitude: -70.3442       In this case, the coordinates for Pine Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Pine Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Pine Point 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.
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Pine Point to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 303.355 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.076 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.621 degrees.









 

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