A tourist, mostly from urban and suburban areas, visiting rural places in the fall such as New England and Northeast Pennsylvania to see the leaves change color. They sometimes also visit in the summer, where they engage in white water rafting, biking, hiking, and water skiing.
They provide an economic boost for local businesses, but bring with them crowded bars and restaurants, heavy traffic, parking problems, and sometimes even crime. Some leafers are disrespectful to the local residents, labeling them as "rednecks
" or "hicks
"I went downtown to get pizza but I couldn't find a place to park because of all the leafers."