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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

Trail Conditions-January 21

Trail Conditions-January 21

Current Conditions:  Updated Saturday, January 21, 2023 Comments:   We are finally open for Nordic! The fields were rolled on Friday for some skiing. The woods have not been groomed yet. Caution warranted when you cross the bridge: watch for some rocks.You are also...

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2023 Elementary Nordic Ski Program

2023 Elementary Nordic Ski Program

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? Join the Leavitt Nordic...

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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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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

Get In Touch

Email: admin@maineoutdoorwellnesscenter.org

Mail: 

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