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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

January 26th Trails Status

Due to last night's snow/mix/rain and today's warm temperatures, the trails will not be groomed today. We ask that people not ski nor snowshoe on the trails today while it warms up. We will groom them on Friday when the temperatures are below freezing. Thank you for...

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Trail Conditions – January 24

Current Conditions:  Updated Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Comments:   With over a foot of fresh snow on Monday, we are 100% open! All of the woods trails and field loops were groomed on Monday. It will be a great day to get outside! Please sign in when you arrive. The...

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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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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

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Email: admin@maineoutdoorwellnesscenter.org


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