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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, 2022 Comments: Some great skiing right now after Friday's new snow! The fields and the woods have been groomed. Caution: there is some ice underneath the new powder so be careful. Other than that, the skiing is...
Current Conditions: Updated Saturday, February 19, 2022 Comments: We are back open! We mostly survived the rain and the warmth. A lot of the fields are icy and some of the fields are closed for skiing due to lack of snow. However, the woods are looking good! The...
Due to the incoming weather, all MOWC trails will be closed to the public on Thursday-Friday, February 17-18, 2022. The forecast calls for 50s on Thursday, rain Thursday night, and continued warmth on Friday. In order to conserve the snow pack and to make it skiable...
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.