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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

Elementary Nordic Program

Elementary Nordic Program

In conjunction with the MSAD52 Adult Ed and with the Leavitt Nordic community, we are excited to have the elementary Nordic ski program at the Maine Outdoor Wellness Center this season. Do you have a child interested in Nordic skiing? Join the Leavitt Nordic community...

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Trail Conditions – January 22

Trail Conditions – January 22

The fields and woods were groomed Thursday with a 5K available in the fields. The woods are still thin in areas but skiable and have been groomed. It is a great weekend to go outside and ski on some fresh corduroy!

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Roy Varney Hornet Classic Canceled

Roy Varney Hornet Classic Canceled

We regret to post that the 2022 Roy Varney Hornet Classic is canceled.   It was a painful and tough decision but with the predicted wind chill between -17 and -12 and wind gusts near 28mph, it is too risky.  Though the predicted air temp of 6 degrees is raceable, it...

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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

Get In Touch

Email: admin@maineoutdoorwellnesscenter.org

Mail: 

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