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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 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...
Current Conditions: Updated Thursday, February 18, 2021 Comments: The trails were groomed this morning after the recent sleet event on Tuesday. The skate lanes were refreshed but a track was not set. The skiing is fast with loose granular snow! Any fresh snowflakes...
Trails will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 17th The Maine Outdoor Wellness Center will host its very first event with a high school Nordic race. Originally scheduled for Tuesday, the race will now occur on Wednesday, February 17th. Seven teams will race on the trails in...
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.