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Manchester is home to a vibrant arts scene , including some beautifully-curated galleries .
Celebrating its 50th anniversary , the world-renowned Tilting at Windmills on Highland Avenue features paintings from such modern masters as Hale Johnson , Gerald Lubeck , and Gunter Korus .
On Depot Street , Helmholz Fine Art houses spectacular works from artists Elizabeth Torak , Rita Dee , Douglas Flackman , Lisa Cueman , and more . The gallery has an inviting and refined ambience , and its passionate owner Lisa Helmholz-Adams is always delighted to share her knowledge with visiting patrons .
Looking to browse a splendid assortment of locally created art and artisan craftworks ? Epoch Artisans Gallery on Main Street has you covered . This artist-owned and operated gallery spotlights the works of Vermont-based artists , sculptors and craftspeople , and is staffed by many of the artists themselves . Highlights of their collection include handmade furniture from Bob Gasperetti , meticulously-crafted pottery by Nick Seidner , and stunning spherical rock sculptures by Jen Herzer .
Looking for something more nostalgic ? Down the street from Epoch on Main Street , a family-friendly destination beckons . At Pastime Pinball , visitors are granted access to a vast array of vintage pinball machines and classic arcade games . The machines are thoughtfully arranged in chronologically-ordered sections that are organized by time period and theme . Upstairs , their snack bar offers classic tasty treats such as root beer floats , nachos , popcorn , chicken tenders , soft-baked pretzels , and Vermont-made craft beer and hard cider .
Looking to explore the outdoors ? For an energizing hike , head to The Equinox Preservation Trust trails . To reach the trail access point , head west on Seminary Avenue from Main Street and then make a right on West Union Street . The access point parking lot will be on your right , and the trail leading from the parking lot will lead you to a network of trails suitable for hikers of all experience levels . For a mellow and relaxing hike , follow the Red Gate Trail to the Pond Loop , which leads