My family, including teen daughter, is cycling the Greater Niagara Circle Route counter-clockwise: from St. Catherines to Welland to Port Colborne, Fort Erie and Niagara Falls, NOTL and back to St. Catharines.
We have met a lot of cyclists going in the other direction - which means uphill from Niagara Falls to Fort Erie. We did the uphill part from St. Catharines to Thorold. We are covering the 140 km route in 6 nights to give us time to visit places on the way.
I am curious about what cyclists consider to be more preferable in terms of direction, and why. On the 60 km from Port Colborne to Niagara Falls, I felt like I was going uphill a lot of the way (until the end) - but clearly was not - must have been the weight of the panniers.