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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
Current Conditions: Updated Sunday, January 28th, 2024 Comments: Everything was freshly groomed this morning with a track set in the fields. The skiing is great! Say hi to our new trail head mascot: Burrdeaux! The snowman will greet you at the trail head. Our...
Current Conditions: Updated Friday, January 19th, 2024 Comments: We are fully open for Nordic skiing! It took a while, but all of our trails have good snow and everything has been groomed. There are a few wet spots in the woods but overall...
Once again this winter, in conjunction with the MSAD52 Adult Ed and with the Leavitt Nordic community, we are excited to have the elementary Nordic ski program at the Maine Outdoor Wellness Center again this season. Do you have a child interested in Nordic skiing?...
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.