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Natural Cold Plunges Are the Latest Wellness Travel Trend — Here’s Where to Try One

My right foot feels it first. That biting, tingly feeling slowly creeps up my leg like a caterpillar up bark. I shut my eyes tight and submerge the rest of my limbs into the cedar barrel filled with four bags of ice. The cubes clink against the sides and slowly melt around me, bringing my body temperature back to bearable. And what originally felt like torture by 1,000 needles starts to feel calming—even pleasant.


In the mountains of Vermont, meanwhile, Madbush Falls draws in true adrenaline seekers. Beloved by mountain bikers and skiers, the resort’s 30-foot waterfall cascades into a shallow plunge pool below.


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