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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 Summerdale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Summerdale 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 Summerdale:
    • 42.213946, -79.570325
    • 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 Summerdale
  • 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 Summerdale ...

We have found four communities that share the name Summerdale.

Within New York, the name Summerdale is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Baldwin County
      • This Summerdale is located in Baldwin County and lies 926 miles [1,490.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Summerdale that is located in Chautauqua County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baldwin County community of Summerdale.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Summerdale is located in Cook County and lies 415 miles [667.9 km]<1> to the west of the Summerdale that is located in Chautauqua County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Summerdale.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Cumberland County
      • This Summerdale is located in Cumberland County and lies 190 miles [305.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Summerdale that is located in Chautauqua County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Summerdale.
      • Philadelphia County
      • This Summerdale is located in Philadelphia County and lies 277 miles [445.8 km] to the east southeast of the Summerdale that is located in Chautauqua County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Philadelphia County community of Summerdale.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Summerdale ...

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.

  • Cottage Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Park
    • Cottage Park lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Summerdale.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottage Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Park
  • Elm Tree
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Tree
    • Elm Tree lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Summerdale.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Tree
  • Forest Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
    • Forest Park lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Summerdale.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
  • Hartfield
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartfield
    • Hartfield lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Summerdale.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartfield
  • Magnolia
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
    • Magnolia lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Summerdale.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
  • Maple Springs
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Springs
    • Maple Springs lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Summerdale.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maple Springs<3>
  • Mayville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayville
    • Mayville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Summerdale.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,565 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayville<3>
  • Pleasantville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantville
    • Pleasantville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Summerdale.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville
  • Point Pleasant
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Pleasant
    • Point Pleasant lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Summerdale.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Pleasant
  • Slab City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slab City
    • Slab City lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Summerdale.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slab City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slab City
  • Willow Brook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Brook
    • Willow Brook lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Summerdale.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Brook
  • Woodlawn
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
    • Woodlawn lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Summerdale.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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

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

  • Mayville, which is the Seat of Chautauqua County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 297 miles [478 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Summerdale to Albany, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 17 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 264 miles [424.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,859 miles [9,429.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,583 miles [10,594.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,459 miles [7,176.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for Chautauqua County: www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/

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- Summerdale) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summerdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2139, Longitude: -79.5703       In this case, the coordinates for Summerdale 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 Summerdale 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 309.215 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.454 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.557 degrees.




 

 

 

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