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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 Speculator, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Speculator 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 Speculator:
    • 43.549285, -74.369693
    • 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 Speculator
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Speculator ...

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.

  • Bakertown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakertown
    • Bakertown lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Speculator.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bakertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakertown
  • Edwards Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards Hill
    • Edwards Hill lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Speculator.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edwards Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards Hill
  • Fullers
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fullers
    • Fullers lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Speculator.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fullers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fullers
  • Griffin
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffin
    • Griffin lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Speculator.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffin
  • Harrisburg
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
    • Harrisburg lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Speculator.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
  • Hope
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
    • Hope lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Speculator.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
  • Indian Lake
  • Oregon
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oregon
    • Oregon lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Speculator.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
  • Pumpkin Hollow
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkin Hollow
    • Pumpkin Hollow lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Speculator.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkin Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pumpkin Hollow
  • Shaker Place
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaker Place
    • Shaker Place lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Speculator.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaker Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaker Place

How Far From Speculator 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 village such as Speculator to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Lake Pleasant, which is the Seat of Hamilton County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 68 miles [109.4 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Speculator to Albany, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 349 miles [561.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,594 miles [9,002.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,312 miles [10,158.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,188 miles [6,739.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Speculator) 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 Speculator. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpeculatorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Speculator. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5493, Longitude: -74.3697       In this case, the coordinates for Speculator have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Speculator to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.831 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.854 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.513 degrees.




 

 

 

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