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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 Sunday, February 6, 2022 Comments: Some of the best skiing so far this season right now! The trails and fields were groomed this morning with a track set. Beautiful fresh powder with phenomenal skiing! Our elementary Nordic program...
Current Conditions: Updated Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Comments: Lots of fresh powder feel on Saturday and the fields and woods have all been groomed. We are 100% open! Skiing is really great right now. Snowshoeing can be done in the woods. Grooming in the woods on...
Current Conditions: Updated Thursday, January 27, 2022 Comments: We are 100% open! A track is set and a beautiful skating corduroy lane on every trail! It is beautiful skiing right now. Snowshoeing can be done in the woods. Beautiful skiing right now! Photo taken...
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.