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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
Community Trail Work Day at MOWC on October 8th A community trail work day at the MOWC. We will be doing trail maintenance to get ready for the winter. It is on Sunday, October 8th starting at 12:30pm. Projects include drainage work, erosion work, clearing trails, and...
The annual Maine Outdoor Wellness Center fundraising and community event is on Saturday, July 15th at the MOWC in Turner. Join us on July 15, 2023, to celebrate our three-year anniversary and the summer at our annual fundraiser and community gathering. It...
Thank you all for a great winter season at the MOWC!With all of the snow melted and green grass starting to emerge, the end of another winter season has come. We would like to thank everyone for visiting the MOWC this winter: there were many great highlights!Winter...
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.