10 Things to Bring With You on a Fall Leaf Peeping Trip


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Fall road trip gear for your next leaf peeping trip

Updated 09.01.2019: Leaf peeping has become a competitive sport of sorts for serious nature lovers. Although many prefer to keep it simple with just a camera and a water bottle, the true key to quality peeping is being peeper-prepared.

To help you enjoy the jaw-dropping gorgeousness of autumn’s amazing changing foliage, take a look at some of our recommended resources for a leaf peeping trip. I’ve included the fall road trip gear that Alan and Donna use on their autumn travels.


Fall road trip essentials

Brown Delsey quilted underseat tote

Delsey Quilted Rolling UnderSeat Tote

Delsey Rolling Tote is the perfect bag for a weekend trip and one of Donna’s favorites. Even completely packed, this bag fits in most airline overhead compartments and under the seat, making a quick weekend qetaway that much more efficient.

Keep your coffee hot with the Electric Smart Mug. Perfect for a fall getaway. #fall #gear

Electric Smart Mug

This Stainless Steel Smart Mug is just the thing for those early morning outings. Charge it overnight and you’ll have something warm to keep you toasty as you explore.

On a fall leaf peeping weekend, don't forget the Lumix Camera. #camera #travel

Lumix Camera

Lumix Digital Camera has  a 14.1-megapixel resolution and 24x optical zoom with 25mm wide-angle lens, making it a fantastic camera to carry with you while checking out the autumn colors. At just over one pound and very compact, it won’t take up much space in your travel bag and fits right into a jacket pocket.


Outlander Packable Handy Lightweight Travel Hiking Backpack is the perfect addition to your #fall travel #gear.

Outlander Lightweight  Backpack

Outlander Hiking Daypack is a lightweight, spacious day pack that makes for a great hold-all for camping or daytrips.

Coghlan's Four Function Whistle keeps you safe in the woods. Don't forget to bring it along on your boomer vacation this fall. #gear #travel

Coghlan’s Four Function Whistle

This four-in-one whistle is a great safety resource to have while hiking or camping. It’s a whistle, thermometer, magnifier, and compass that comes with handy belt clip.


Portable LED Camping Lamp and Flashlight

Portable LED Camping Lamp and Flashlight

This portable LED Camping Lamp and Flashlight is a handy resource when out in nature. Although you may plan to just be out and about for the daytime, carrying a flashlight is always a good idea in case of emergencies.

What to wear on a road trip in the fall

Stay warm on your boomer vacation this fall with the Columbia Fleece Jacket. #fall #jacket

Columbia Fleece Jacket

A nice comfy fleece jacket is certainly a great bet while early-morning hiking or leaf peeping. This one from Columbia Sports is a durable, soft fleece that is sure to keep you warm when you need it.

Metog Suede Convertible Gloves keep your fingers warm while photographing the fall leaves. Bring them along on your boomer vacation. #gloves #fall

Metog Suede Convertible Gloves

If you’re planning to get up early in the morning to see the beautiful sunrise blended in with some stunning autumn foliage, we highly recommend keeping your hands warm with these Metog suede gloves. The convertible style lets you take some amazing photos without the hassle of taking off the entire glove.

On a fall road trip, shade your face with a Tilly Hat. #travel #hat

Bonus Tip: Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t get a pesky sunburn while being outdoors. Use our old favorite, the Tilly Hat, to protect your skin!

Books to make your fall trip even better

Fodor's Travel New England shares the best fall road trip tips and scenic road ideas. Take it along on your boomer vacation this autumn. #fall #RoadTrip

Fodor’s New England Guide

Fodor’s Travel New England travel guide is a great place to start your leaf peeping trip. With detailed information, maps and great routes for foliage drives, you’ll be sure to see some great multi-colored scenery.

Guide to Trees of North America will help identify fall foliage on your boomer vacation. #fall #book

Trees of North Amercia Guide

This Guide to North American trees is a must for any nature lover who likes to explore and learn about the great outdoors.

Need to purchase items for your fall leaf peeping trip? Check out Road Trip Gear for Boomers on Amazon.

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