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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 Suffern, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Suffern and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Suffern:
    • 41.111886, -74.152340
    • 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 Suffern
  • 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 Suffern ...

We have found one communities that share the name Suffern.

Within New York, the name Suffern is unique.

Beyond New York, there is another community also named Suffern in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Macon 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 Illinois community of Suffern [Macon County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Suffern ...

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.

  • Chestnut Ridge
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Ridge
    • Chestnut Ridge lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Suffern.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Ridge
  • Crystal Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Lake
    • Crystal Lake lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Suffern.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Lake
  • Eagle Valley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Valley
    • Eagle Valley lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Suffern.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Valley
  • Fardale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fardale
    • Fardale lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Suffern.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fardale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fardale
  • Happy Valley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Valley
    • Happy Valley lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Suffern.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
  • Hillburn
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillburn
    • Hillburn lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Suffern.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 980 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillburn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillburn<4>
  • Hillcrest
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
    • Hillcrest lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Suffern.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
  • Ladentown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladentown
    • Ladentown lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Suffern.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladentown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladentown
  • Monks
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monks
    • Monks lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Suffern.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monks
  • Mount Pleasant
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
    • Mount Pleasant lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Suffern.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
  • New City Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New City Park
    • New City Park lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Suffern.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New City Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New City Park
  • New Square
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Square
    • New Square lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Suffern.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,014 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Square
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    • Park Ridge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Ridge
      • Park Ridge lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Suffern.
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Park Ridge. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Ridge
    • Pearl River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl River
      • Pearl River lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Suffern.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl River<4>
    • Quaker Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Park
      • Quaker Park lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Suffern.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Park
    • Skylands
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skylands
      • Skylands lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Suffern.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skylands have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skylands
    • Spring Valley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Suffern.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Valley<4>
    • Spring Valley Village
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley Village
      • Spring Valley Village lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Suffern.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley Village
    • Stonetown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonetown
      • Stonetown lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Suffern.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonetown
    • Summit Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Park
      • Summit Park lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Suffern.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Park
    • Tuxedo Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuxedo Park
      • Tuxedo Park lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Suffern.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 594 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuxedo Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuxedo Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuxedo Park<4>

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

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

  • New City, which is the Seat of Rockland County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 108 miles [173.8 km]<2> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Suffern to Albany, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 215 miles [346 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,684 miles [9,147.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,392 miles [10,286.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,268 miles [6,868.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

The official website for Suffern: www.suffernvillage.com/

The official website for Rockland County: www.co.rockland.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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Suffern 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- Suffern) 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 Suffern. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SuffernOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Suffern. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1119, Longitude: -74.1523    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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 Suffern 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 305.987 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.632 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.548 degrees.




 

 

 

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