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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 Pike Lake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pike 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 Pike Lake:
    • 44.821638, -89.351783
    • 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 Pike 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

Communities Also Named Pike Lake ...

We have found four communities that share the name Pike Lake.

There is one other community in Wisconsin which is also named Pike Lake.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these three communities, three are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Wisconsin ...
    • Washington County
      • This Pike Lake is located in Washington County and lies 115 miles [185.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Pike Lake that is located in Marathon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Pike Lake.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Michigan
      • Mackinac County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Pike Lake [Mackinac County].
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Pike Lake [Saint Louis County].
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Pike Lake lies 935 miles [1,504.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Pike Lake that is located in Marathon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Lake

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pike 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.

  • Evergreen [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
    • Evergreen [Marathon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Pike Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
  • Five Corners [Shawano County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners [Shawano County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Pike Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
  • Kelly [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly
    • Kelly [Marathon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Pike Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly
  • Little Eau Claire [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Eau Claire
    • Little Eau Claire [Marathon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Pike Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Eau Claire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Eau Claire
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Little Waupon [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Waupon
      • Little Waupon [Portage County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Pike Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Waupon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Waupon
    • Nutterville [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutterville
      • Nutterville [Marathon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Pike Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutterville
    • Rocky Corners [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Corners
      • Rocky Corners [Marathon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Pike Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Corners
    • Shantytown [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shantytown
      • Shantytown [Marathon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Pike Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shantytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shantytown
    • Sunset [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
      • Sunset [Marathon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Pike Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Wausau, which is the Seat of Marathon County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pike Lake to Wausau, 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 five to six hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,099 miles [9,815.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,848 miles [11,020.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,745 miles [7,636.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marathon County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marathon County: www.co.marathon.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.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- Pike Lake) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pike Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8216, Longitude: -89.3518       In this case, the coordinates for Pike Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Pike Lake could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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 Pike 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 315.561 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.029 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.574 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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