When we lived in Lansing, my wife and I would make at least one trip each fall up to Uncle John's Cider Mill. Housed in a wonderful old dairy barn, the gleaming modern equipment can be witnessed from the hayloft viewing area. You can munch on their delicious donuts while drinking some cider and watching the cider making process. They have special events going on every weekend in September and October. Their corn maze is supposed to open up tomorrow, September 12 and they have a ton of fun things for kids to enjoy. There are pedal tractors, wagon rides, a nature trail, and much more. Some of the activities are free and some just charge a nominal fee.
Whatever you do, do not leave without picking up one of their wonderful fresh-baked pies. Oh man, they are SO good.
Here is a brief video overview of the cider mill operation at Uncle John's Cider Mill: