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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

2022-2023 Winter Season Wrap-Up

Thank you all for a great winter season at the MOWC!With all of the snow melted and green grass starting to emerge, the end of another winter season has come. We would like to thank everyone for visiting the MOWC this winter: there were many great highlights!Winter...

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Trail Conditions – March 11

Trail Conditions – March 11

Current Conditions:  Updated Saturday, March 11, 2023 Comments:   It is going to be a great weekend of skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding at the MOWC! All trails have been freshly groomed and a track was set this morning. Enjoy the weekend outside! Our sledding hill is...

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Trail Conditions – March 8th

Trail Conditions – March 8th

Current Conditions:  Updated Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Comments:   It is spring skiing time at the MOWC! Cool mornings and warm afternoons. The trails have been groomed for skating. There is some debris in the woods from the wind but coverage is great. Our sledding...

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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.

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Email: admin@maineoutdoorwellnesscenter.org


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