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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

Giving thanks on giving Tuesday

Giving thanks on giving Tuesday

 A mother's perspective:  As I sit here preparing to share thoughts and stories of the farm and the MOWC, I find myself feeling blessed by all that has evolved from Roy's memory.   For those of you who may not have known him or the kind of person he was, I want to...

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Fall Fiddlers Contra Dance

Fall Fiddlers Contra Dance

Join us for an evening of traditional live music and contra dancing featuring musicians – Greg Boardman, Jessie Boardman, and Chris Robley – who are widely recognized for their musicianship, knowledge, and creativity.

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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

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Email: admin@maineoutdoorwellnesscenter.org


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