I did not know there was an official term for people vacationing in or around certain places, especially New England, to spot the beautiful colors of the fall season.
I remember watching the comedy animated show Family Guy, where they had an episode making fun of the leaf peepers basically. I remember one of the characters hiding in the trees and doing silly stuff when the leaf peepers would crowd around.
I thought people went to the New England states all year around, besides the winter months, not just primarily in the fall. After reading this article, and people's posts, I can see why people make a special New England leaf peeping trip in the fall.
It sounds like New England foliage is a must-see at least once in every one's lifetime. I can see how if you are a resident of the town's that draw in leaf-peepers, how it can get kind of hectic and crazy though.