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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 Sugarbush, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sugarbush 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 Sugarbush:
    • 44.541714, -73.969869
    • 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 Sugarbush
  • 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 Sugarbush ...

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.

  • Forestdale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestdale
    • Forestdale lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Sugarbush.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestdale
  • Hawkeye
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawkeye
    • Hawkeye lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sugarbush.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawkeye have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawkeye
  • High Bank
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Bank
    • High Bank lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sugarbush.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Bank
  • Loon Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loon Lake
    • Loon Lake lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Sugarbush.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loon Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loon Lake
  • Merrillsville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrillsville
    • Merrillsville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Sugarbush.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrillsville
  • Riverview
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
    • Riverview lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sugarbush.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
  • Two Brooks
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Brooks
    • Two Brooks lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Sugarbush.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Two Brooks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Brooks
  • Union Falls
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Falls
    • Union Falls lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sugarbush.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Falls
  • Vermontville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vermontville
    • Vermontville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Sugarbush.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vermontville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vermontville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vermontville<3>
  • Wolf Pond
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Pond
    • Wolf Pond lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sugarbush.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Pond

How Far From Sugarbush to ...

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

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

  • Malone, which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sugarbush to Malone, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full 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 130 miles [209.2 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 420 miles [675.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 24 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,538 miles [8,912.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,260 miles [10,074.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,135 miles [6,654.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sugarbush. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sugarbush) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sugarbush. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5417, Longitude: -73.9699       In this case, the coordinates for Sugarbush 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 Sugarbush 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 305.447 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.589 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.836 degrees.




 

 

 

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