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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 Tomkins Cove, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Tomkins Cove 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 Tomkins Cove:
    • 41.257038, -73.983474
    • 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 Tomkins Cove
  • 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 Tomkins Cove ...

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.

  • Cedar Flats
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Flats
    • Cedar Flats lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Tomkins Cove.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Flats have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Flats
  • Chimney Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Corners
    • Chimney Corners lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Tomkins Cove.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chimney Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Corners
  • Doodletown ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doodletown
    • Doodletown was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Tomkins Cove.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doodletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Felters Corners
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Felters Corners
    • Felters Corners lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Tomkins Cove.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Felters Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Felters Corners
  • Furnace Woods
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furnace Woods
    • Furnace Woods lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Tomkins Cove.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furnace Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furnace Woods
  • Gallows Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallows Hill
    • Gallows Hill lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Tomkins Cove.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallows Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallows Hill
  • Jones Point
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Point
    • Jones Point lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Tomkins Cove.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Point
  • King's Ferry
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King's Ferry
    • King's Ferry lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Tomkins Cove.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King's Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King's Ferry
  • Peekskill
  • Pleasantside
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantside
    • Pleasantside lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Tomkins Cove.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantside
  • Quaker Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Park
    • Quaker Park lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Tomkins Cove.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Park
  • Stony Point
  • Toddville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toddville
    • Toddville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Tomkins Cove.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toddville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toddville
  • Willow Grove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Grove
    • Willow Grove lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Tomkins Cove.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Grove

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

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

  • New City, which is the Seat of Rockland County, lies just to the South.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 97 miles [156.1 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Tomkins Cove to Albany, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 229 miles [368.5 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,671 miles [9,126.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,379 miles [10,266 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,255 miles [6,847.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Tomkins Cove) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tomkins Cove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2570, Longitude: -73.9835       In this case, the coordinates for Tomkins Cove 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 Tomkins Cove 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 305.87 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.524 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.408 degrees.




 

 

 

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