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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 Torrey, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Torrey 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 Torrey:
    • 42.677014, -76.954130
    • 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 Torrey
  • 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 Torrey ...

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.

  • Cat Elbow Corner
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cat Elbow Corner
    • Cat Elbow Corner lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Torrey.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cat Elbow Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cat Elbow Corner
  • Dundee
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
    • Dundee lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Torrey.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,608 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dundee<3>
  • Elm Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Beach
    • Elm Beach lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Torrey.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Beach
  • Gilbert
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
    • Gilbert lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Torrey.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
  • Hall
  • Havens Corner
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havens Corner
    • Havens Corner lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Torrey.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havens Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havens Corner
  • Himrod
  • Marsh Corner
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marsh Corner
    • Marsh Corner lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Torrey.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marsh Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marsh Corner
  • Mays Mills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mays Mills
    • Mays Mills lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Torrey.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mays Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mays Mills
  • Poplar Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Beach
    • Poplar Beach lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Torrey.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Beach
  • Porter Corner
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porter Corner
    • Porter Corner lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Torrey.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porter Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porter Corner
  • Randall Crossing
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randall Crossing
    • Randall Crossing lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Torrey.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randall Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randall Crossing
  • Second Milo
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Second Milo
    • Second Milo lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Torrey.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Second Milo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Second Milo
  • Willow Grove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Grove
    • Willow Grove lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Torrey.
    • 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 Torrey 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 Torrey to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Penn Yan, which is the Seat of Yates County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 162 miles [260.7 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Torrey to Albany, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 260 miles [418.4 km] to the south (S). 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 5,734 miles [9,228 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,455 miles [10,388.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,330 miles [6,968.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Torrey. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Torrey) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Torrey. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TorreyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Torrey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6770, Longitude: -76.9541       In this case, the coordinates for Torrey 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 Torrey 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 307.537 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.633 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.133 degrees.




 

 

 

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