Project Description


If you like Photography, Highwind Lake area is an excellent place for amateur or professional photographers. The beautiful rugged terrain, abundant flora and fauna, and scenic lakes await your composition. Highwind Lake Camp is located in an ecological hotspot being that it is at the edge of a transition at the transition of two national forest regions, the Boreal Shield and the Great-Lake St. Lawrence forest region.

Highwind Lake Camp | Photography

This transition zone provides a beautiful insight into the two conditions with unique species indicative of the forest of both northern and southern Ontario such as Red Maple, American Elm, Large-tooth Aspen, and Eastern Red and White Pine. These trees and the forest that surrounds them are beautiful to photograph.

The area is also home to many birds of prey and water fowl. Common Loon, an excellent water bird to photograph and listen to, are frequent on the waters. In the sky guests will often spot Bald Eagles, Turkey Vultures, and the majestic Pelican which are excellent for photography. Often, a family of merganser ducks paddles the shores with her young.

Wildflowers are another commonly photographed group at camp. Many native species of wild flowers and herbaceous plants can be found around camp from common plants like Princes Pine (Pipsissewa) and Blueyed grass, to more rare Pink Lady slippers and Pitcher plants. Edible plants are also abundant in the area including pin cherry, saskatoons, blueberries, dwarf raspberry, wild raspberry, wild strawberry, fiddleheads (young ferns), bog cranberry, and various mushroom species (also great to photograph). Guests are advised to refrain from eating anything they are not certain of and should only be done at their own risk. Learn more about edible plants here.