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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
Due to the warm temps and predicted rain showers, all MOWC trails will be closed to all traffic on Thursday, Feb. 16th and Friday, Feb. 17th. We need to preserve the snow pack and be able to groom it all for this weekend. There will be no skiing and no snowshoeing on...
Current Conditions: Updated Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Comments: With the recent warm temps, the trails are still in pretty good shape. There is some debris in the woods but coverage is still good. Heads-up: ALL the trails will probably be closed to everyone on...
The 2023 Roy Varney Hornet Classic is set to take place at the Maine Outdoor Wellness Center on Tuesday, January 31st. The high school race attracts skiers from across central, southern, western, and eastern Maine. This year, there will be over 10 schools and almost...
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.