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The Maine Outdoor Wellness Center in Turner, ME was a dream of Roy Varney’s, a place where he could continue to train for nordic skiing and biathlon year-round, all while continuing to help out on the farm. 

The Center seeks to preserve the memory of Roy Varney by providing opportunities to access the outdoors for all Turner and surrounding residents of central Maine and New England. The Center plans to provide an extensive cross country trail system on its 300+ acre farm that can be utilized year-round for hiking, skiing, biking, and running. Additional space for events and additional activities will be added as development progresses.

The Center has been incorporated as a non-profit and will be managed by a board of family members, Roy’s fellow ski mates, coaches, and friends. 

 

Updates from the Center

Roy Varney Eastern Cup Opener

Roy Varney Eastern Cup Opener

This year’s Eastern Cup Opener will be held in memory of Roy Varney, a State Champion Nordic skier from Turner, ME, who passed away in July 2019.

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Getting Ready for the Winter Season

Getting Ready for the Winter Season

We have been busy during the summer and fall to prepare for our second winter of Nordic skiing and snowshoeing.  Here is an update of what you can expect during this upcoming winter season. The lodge is under going construction.  Beams, a roof, and siding were...

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The essence of Roy was laughter, being a shoulder for a friend to lean on, lifting everyone up, figuratively and literally, and bringing energy into any room he entered. Roy lived life to the fullest.

- Roy Varney

Get In Touch

Email: admin@maineoutdoorwellnesscenter.org

Mail: 

Maine Outdoor Wellness Center
P.O. Box 634
Turner, ME 04282-0634