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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 Thompsons Lake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Thompsons 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 Thompsons Lake:
    • 42.642855, -74.044018
    • 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 Thompsons 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thompsons 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.

  • Clarksville
  • Dunnsville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunnsville
    • Dunnsville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Thompsons Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunnsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunnsville
  • Fort Hunter
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Hunter
    • Fort Hunter lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Thompsons Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Hunter
  • Fullers
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fullers
    • Fullers lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Thompsons Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fullers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fullers
  • Hartmans Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartmans Corners
    • Hartmans Corners lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Thompsons Lake.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartmans Corners
  • Meadowdale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowdale
    • Meadowdale lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Thompsons Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowdale
  • New Scotland
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Scotland
    • New Scotland lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Thompsons Lake.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Scotland
  • Stony Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Hill
    • Stony Hill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Thompsons Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Hill
  • Tarrytown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tarrytown
    • Tarrytown lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Thompsons Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tarrytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarrytown
  • Unionville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
    • Unionville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Thompsons Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
  • Wolf Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Hill
    • Wolf Hill lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Thompsons Lake.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Hill

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

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

  • Albany, which is the Seat of Albany County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Thompsons Lake to Albany, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east (E). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 302 miles [486 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 12 days and walking would take 18 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,617 miles [9,039.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,331 miles [10,188.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,207 miles [6,770.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

The official website for Albany County: www.albanycounty.com/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thompsons Lake) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thompsons Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6429, Longitude: -74.0440       In this case, the coordinates for Thompsons Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 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 Thompsons Lake 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 305.744 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.607 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.792 degrees.




 

 

 

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