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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
The freshly groomed trails back in February. With spring temperatures and a warmer sun, the 2021 Winter Nordic season is wrapping up. And it was one to remember. Our first winter with groomed public Nordic ski trails and we held our very first Nordic high school ski...
Current Conditions: Updated Saturday, March 6th 2021 Comments: The trails were freshened up this morning. The skating is really nice! Loose granular fast snow for the weekend. It will be a great weekend to go for a ski! Please sign in when you arrive. The sign up...
Current Conditions: Updated Saturday, February 27, 2021 Comments: The trails were groomed on Friday which will make for a good weekend of skiing. Maybe some snow/rain today and a warm sun on Sunday will make for slightly softer conditions. Fast skiing in the...
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.