Highwind is approximately three miles long, with one large island and 5 smaller islands. The shoreline is rugged rock formations and cliffs above and below the water with lovely sand beaches in between. The forest surrounding Highwind is made up of Red and White Pine, Cedar, Spruce, White Birch and Poplar and Jack Pine. The rugged terrain surrounding Highwind is home to many wildlife species including: moose, deer, beaver, fox, wolves, lynx, eagles, partridge and many songbirds.
The fishing opportunities in Highwind are varied with Lake Trout, Small Mouth Bass and Northern Pike. Highwind is in the center of popular canoe routes with portages to Ethelma Lake on the west end, to on the south end. Porcus Lake on the east and to Hillock Lake.