River Valley Adventures is a family (The Riley's) owned and operated hunting and fishing outfitter in the heart of Northern Michigan. We live right on the banks of the Upper Manistee River amongst thousands of acres of public land. We did not land here by accident. Our passion for the outdoors and sharing it with folks has made this our lifestyle. Whether it's helping you tailor your next hunting and fishing adventure, personally guiding your trip or baking the next batch of chocolate chip cookies, each one of us takes pride in giving you the best experience we can for your time in the outdoors. Please reach out with any questions you may have or to book your adventure with us.
Tim is quite simply an outdoorsman from a bygone era.
The Upper Manistee and AuSable River Valleys are his home where countless hours have been spent "in the bush", and a lot of time researching the history of the area providing you with an enriched experience. The outdoors and guiding are not just Tim’s passion, but a way of life for him and his family. If he is not going all out trying to help you enjoy your outdoor experience, he can be found with his wife, Christine, and two daughters exploring this incredible area they are blessed to call home.
Graduating from Michigan State University, with a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife, allowed for vast knowledge and unique experiences which ultimately landed him a career in his favorite part of the country. Years making part of his living on the stream, and in the woods conducting fish and wildlife surveys gives you a guide who cannot only “run the boat”, but is a true outdoorsman as well, giving insight to the where and why’s of many things on the stream and in the woods.
To Tim, there are few greater thrills than seeing someone catch a fish on a dry fly or shoot a bird on the wing.
Come spend a day in the woods or on the water with Tim, and you will be sure to not only have a great experience, but leave with a new friend as well.