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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 Star Lake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Star Lake 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 Star Lake:
    • 44.160062, -75.034630
    • 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 Star Lake
  • 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 Star Lake ...

We have found four communities that share the name Star Lake.

Within New York, the name Star Lake is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Michigan
      • Lake 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 Michigan community of Star Lake [Lake County].
    • New Mexico
      • McKinley 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 New Mexico community of Star Lake [McKinley County].
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Star Lake is located in King County and lies 2,252 miles [3,624.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Star Lake that is located in Saint Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Star Lake.
    • Wisconsin
      • Vilas County
      • This Star Lake is located in Vilas County and lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Star Lake that is located in Saint Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vilas County community of Star Lake.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Star Lake ...

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.

  • Brandy Brook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandy Brook
    • Brandy Brook lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Star Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brandy Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandy Brook
  • Clare
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clare
    • Clare lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Star Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clare have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clare
  • Cook Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cook Corners
    • Cook Corners lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Star Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cook Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook Corners
  • Cranberry Lake
  • Edwards
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
    • Edwards lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Star Lake.
    • Estimated population in 2012: 433 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
  • Fine
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fine
    • Fine lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Star Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fine<4>
  • Fullerville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fullerville
    • Fullerville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Star Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fullerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fullerville
  • Jayville ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jayville
    • Jayville was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Star Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jayville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Little Rapids
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Rapids
    • Little Rapids lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Star Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rapids
  • Pond Settlement
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Settlement
    • Pond Settlement lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Star Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Settlement
  • Talcville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talcville
    • Talcville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Star Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talcville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talcville

How Far From Star Lake 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 Star Lake to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Canton, which is the Seat of Saint Lawrence County, lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Star Lake to Canton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 377 miles [606.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,596 miles [9,005.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,318 miles [10,167.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,194 miles [6,749.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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

The official website for Saint Lawrence County: www.co.st-lawrence.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.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 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 Star Lake 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Star Lake) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Star Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Star LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Star Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1601, Longitude: -75.0346    
<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 Star Lake 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 306.169 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.335 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.541 degrees.




 

 

 

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