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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 Woodstock, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Woodstock 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 Woodstock:
    • 42.057869, -74.167643
    • 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 Woodstock
  • 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 Woodstock ...

We have found two communities that share the name Woodstock.

Within New York, the name Woodstock is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Windham County
      • This Woodstock is located in Windham County and lies 110 miles [177 km]<1> to the east of the Woodstock that is located in Ulster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windham County community of Woodstock.
    • Vermont
      • Windsor County
      • This Woodstock is located in Windsor County and lies 134 miles [215.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Woodstock that is located in Ulster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windsor County community of Woodstock.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Woodstock ...

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.

  • Bearsville (less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearsville
    • Bearsville lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Woodstock and is located in Ulster County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bearsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bearsville<3>
  • Byrdcliffe (less than 2 miles to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byrdcliffe
    • Byrdcliffe lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Woodstock and is located in Ulster County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byrdcliffe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrdcliffe
  • Cold Brook (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Brook
    • Cold Brook lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Woodstock and is located in Ulster County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Brook
  • Daisy (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
    • Daisy lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Woodstock and is located in Ulster County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daisy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
  • Fish Creek (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Creek
    • Fish Creek lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Woodstock and is located in Ulster County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fish Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fish Creek
  • High Woods (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Woods
    • High Woods lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Woodstock and is located in Ulster County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Woods
  • Jockey Hill (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jockey Hill
    • Jockey Hill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Woodstock and is located in Ulster County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jockey Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jockey Hill
  • Lanesville (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanesville
    • Lanesville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Woodstock and is located in Greene County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lanesville<3>
  • Longyear (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longyear
    • Longyear lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Woodstock and is located in Ulster County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longyear have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longyear
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    • Mount Pleasant (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Woodstock and is located in Ulster County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Phoenicia (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Shady (less than 2 miles to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady
      • Shady lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Woodstock and is located in Ulster County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady
    • Stony Hollow (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Hollow
      • Stony Hollow lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Woodstock and is located in Ulster County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Hollow
    • Sweet Meadows (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Meadows
      • Sweet Meadows lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Woodstock and is located in Ulster County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Meadows
    • Willow (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)

How Far From Woodstock to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kingston, which is the Seat of Ulster County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Woodstock to Kingston, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 46 miles [74 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 265 miles [426.5 km] to the southwest (SW). 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 5,646 miles [9,086.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,358 miles [10,232.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,233 miles [6,812.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

The official website for Ulster County: www.co.ulster.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- Woodstock) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Woodstock. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WoodstockOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodstock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0579, Longitude: -74.1676       In this case, the coordinates for Woodstock 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 Woodstock 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 305.889 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.676 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.122 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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